UPDATE: West Peoria business considered total loss after early morning fire

Fire officials say the early Monday morning fire resulted in the total loss of the building.
Fire officials say the early Monday morning fire resulted in the total loss of the building.(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 6:54 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 11:55 AM CST
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UPDATE 11:55 a.m. - Fire officials say an early morning fire in West Peoria caused the total loss of a business. The total value of the damages is an estimated $1 million.

Nine fire departments responded to the fire at Luxxx Showgirls of Peoria, an adult entertainment business located in the 3600 block of West Farmington Road.

Firefighters with the Limestone Fire Department first arrived on scene around 1:15 a.m. Deputy Fire Chief Dale Hoerr said they saw flames shooting out fifteen feet in the air from the top of the building.

According to Limestone Fire Department Chief Larry Gilmore, it appears the fire started in a room on the North side of the building then quickly spread to the business.

“We tried to make entry and it pushed us back out. Too much fire in there,” Hoerr said.

The business was open when the fire broke out, according to Hoerr. Everyone inside the building was able to get out, but one person was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Their condition is unknown.

The cause of the fire is unknown at the time. The fire marshal is investigating.

Farmington Road was temporarily closed as agencies worked to put out the fire. As of 5:15 a.m., the road reopened.

Heart of Illinois ABC reached out to Luxxx Showgirls. The company’s regional manager had no comment to provide at this time.

WEST PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Farmington Rd. is temporarily closed from Kickapoo Creek Road to Raber as of 1:33 a.m. Monday morning due to a business fire.

Farmington Fire
Farmington Fire(Farmington Fire)

Emergency Communications Center Supervisor, Corey Strube, told 25 News the fire is located on 3601 W. Farmington Rd.

This story will be updated.

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