Friday evening plans were interrupted by a kitchen fire at the Pekin Boat Club.
Crews believe the blaze reported just before 8 p.m. was accidental, starting in the kitchen.
But Asst. Chief Craig Zukowski tells 25News an event was underway and that traffic became an issue for fire crews trying to respond.
It took just under two hours to put the fire out, Zukowski said.
He added that while there is no financial damage estimate yet, he believes the facility won't be usable until the health department clears the kitchen for use again.
No one was hurt.
Our thanks to 25News viewer Lana Young Bohannan for the photos.
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