Peoria firefighters tackle apartment fire

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UPDATE (3:06) — Peoria firefighters have released more information related to an apartment fire that occurred near E. Nebraska Avenue and N. Dechman Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Battalion Chief Kuhlman, Peoria firefighters had the incident under control by 12:30 p.m. and prevented the fire from spreading to the adjoining apartment.

There are currently no injuries being reported at this time. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damages.

The fire investigator is still determining the cause of the fire.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An apartment fire in Peoria took place on E. Nebraska Avenue and N. Dechman Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy smoke appeared on the front entrance of a one-bedroom apartment at approximately 12:17 p.m.

Battalion Chief Clint Kuhlman said nobody was home at the time. They did evacuate the apartment next to it for precautionary measures.

Investigators arrived at the scene to find out the cause of the heavy smoke.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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