Peoria Firefighters respond to Saturday morning fire at Avanti’s

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Fire department responded to a fire at the Avanti’s near Rockwood Dr. and Eugene Ave. Saturday morning.

According to Peoria Battalion Chief Clint Kuhlman, Peoria Fire Crews responded to the Avanti’s after receiving a call of smoke in the basement around 8:40 a.m.

Firefighters found heavy black smoke coming out of the building when they arrived and worked to quickly extinguish the fire. The fire was under Control by 8:49 a.m.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental at this time. No injuries were reported.

The fire is estimated to have caused $10,000 worth of damage.

The Health Department has also been contacted to determine reopening requirements for the restaurant.

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