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Garage destroyed, home damaged by fire in Peoria Wednesday night

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PEORIA (HOI) - A fire destroyed a Peoria garage Wednesday evening, and caused damage to a nearby home, fire officials said.

The fire was at 830 East Virginia Avenue. The battalion chief said there was heavy black smoke in the area when firefighters arrived about 7:40 p.m.

The garage was in back of a house, which sustained some damage. The fire was under control in about 10 minutes, according to the fire department.

No one was hurt, and firefighters are investigating the cause.

The department estimated damage at $20,000.

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