Fire forces evacuation of Peoria apartment building

Fire forces evacuation of Peoria apartment building

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

Residents of the 1505 on the Avenue apartments had to evacuate this morning after heavy smoke filled the building.

Peoria firefighters responded to the high-rise building, 1505 N. Peoria, around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Smoke was reported on the third to tenth floors of the tower. Firefighters found a fire in a kitchen on the tenth floor. Firefighters said no one was in the apartment where the fire originated. 

No residents of the building were injured. The residents of between 12 to 15 apartments will not be able to return home immediately, a fire department official said. A damage estimate is not yet available. 

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