UPDATE (7:00 p.m.) — East Peoria Fire Chief Bobby Zimmerman shared more information on the fire near the McClugage Bridge during a press conference Tuesday.

Zimmerman said fire crews initially responded to the fire at approximately 4:20 p.m. Upon arrival, crews saw that a crane on a barge south of the bridge in the Illinois River was on fire.

The barge and the crane were not occupied at the time of the fire.

The Peoria and East Peoria Fire Departments worked together to extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Zimmerman said that the crane is considered a total loss.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

UPDATE (5:27 p.m.) — Traffic over the bridge has reopened.

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Emergency crews are responding to a fire at the McClugage Bridge Tuesday.

The Peoria and East Peoria Fire Departments, as well as Peoria, East Peoria and Fon du Lac Police Departments are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The City of East Peoria confirms that traffic over the westbound and eastbound lanes of the bridge is closed. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

WMBD has a crew headed to the scene and is working to learn more.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.