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Man hospitalized after Thanksgiving night house fire in Peoria


Fire that started in the basement worked its way to the roof on Nebraska Avenue in Peoria.
Fire that started in the basement worked its way to the roof on Nebraska Avenue in Peoria.(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 11:17 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - A man suffered smoke inhalation from a fire Thursday that severely damaged a Peoria home.

Five other family members, including a child, escaped unharmed from the fire at a two-story home in the 200 block of West Nebraska, said Peoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Aaron Meuser.

The fire started in the basement where Meuser said firefighters found the man. Meuser said firefighters initially had difficulty rescuing the man because of a narrow stairway.

The chief said the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical. Center.

Meuser said no firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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