(UPDATE 6:53 A.M.) — Peoria Firefighters were called to reports of a residential structure fire at 3:13 A.M. Thursday morning.

Fire crews that arrived on scene found a two-story home with fire and black smoke coming from all sides of the building. Due to the advanced stage of the fire and for the safety of personnel on scene, crews had to fight the fire from outside the home.

Additional crews extinguished fire that spread to nearby homes on each side of the residence. One of the homes had flames that spread to the attic area. Occupants inside had already escaped to safety before crews arrived. The other home had fire on an outside wall that was able to be extinguished with no further spread.

Damages were estimated at $90,000 and the vacant home was notified for emergency demolition.

No one is reported to be injured at this time.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Fire crews worked to battle flames coming from a vacant home early Thursday morning.

Peoria Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at around 3:00 A.M. on S Greenlawn Ave. near W. Antoinette St. and W. Ann St.

Crews that arrived on scene found flames coming from the back, front and top of the home.

Battalion Chief Lore Baxter told WMBD that the house was structurally unsafe. Because of that, as of 5:30 a.m., fire crews could not enter the home.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

As of just before 5:00 a.m. Thursday, there were no firefighter injuries according to Chief Baxter.

We will update this story with more information when it is available