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One hospitalized after early morning fire in Pekin

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PEKIN, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

6 people are forced from their home after an early Thursday morning fire in Pekin.

Firefighters said it broke out in a bedroom in the back of the house around 4 a.m.

When they arrived, firefighters found one man who had escaped the flames by climbing onto the roof.

They rescued him within minutes. 

Another man was taken to Unity Point Pekin Hospital to get check for smoke inhalation. 

The cause of this Pekin house fire is unknown. 

A city estimator is on scene assessing the damage. 

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