FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1501 E Gardner Lane, Building 2
At approximately 4:38am, our department was notified of smoke coming from one of the apartments at this location. Peoria Heights Police notified units en route that there was heavy smoke coming from Apartment 220. Command 600 arrived on scene shortly after and observed heavy black smoke coming from the apartment door with visible fire coming from the rear windows of the apartment. Engine 653 arrived shortly after and stretched a hose line inside to extinguish the fire, which was extinguished within 6 minutes of the first company’s arrival. The bulk of the fire damage was contained to Apartment 220 with smoke and water damage in the adjacent apartments. Firefighters from Peoria Fire Department, West Peoria Fire Department, Chillicothe Fire Department, and Limestone Fire Department provided assistance with salvage and overhaul. No injuries were reported and the fire has been declared unintentional.