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Person escapes uninjured after early morning fire

PEORIA, Ill. (HOI) — A busy morning for Peoria Firefighters continued Wednesday, after a report of a house fire at 825 West Westwood Drive.

That broke out around 4:15 Wednesday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they were met with heavy smoke reaching the floor.

Fire was later discovered in the attic space above the kitchen, which had already burned through several ceiling joists.

The fire was brought under control in 10 minutes.

One person did escape uninjured.

The cause remains under investigation.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.

 

John Kendall

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