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Minor burns sends one to hospital after apartment fire in Pekin

Fire at a Valle Vista Apartments complex in Pekin.
Fire at a Valle Vista Apartments complex in Pekin.(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: May. 6, 2022 at 4:01 PM CDT
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PEKIN (Heart of Illinois ABC) - One person was transported to a hospital with minor burns after an apartment fire at a complex in the 1400 block of Valle Vista Boulevard in Pekin Friday.

Pekin Fire Chief Trent Reeise also says a resident was able to evacuate from the second floor with help from firefighters and that everyone else is fine.

Two apartments are currently unlivable. The whole complex could be displaced for a while based on the amount of smoke damage.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown but there is no reason at this time to believe it was suspicious.

A damage estimate is currently unknown.

The call came in at around 3:02 p.m. Firefighters had the fire out in about five minutes.

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