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Drywall falls from the ceiling in a bedroom on Peoria Avenue
Drywall falls from the ceiling in a bedroom on Peoria Avenue(Camron Thomas)
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 9:43 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Part of the ceiling fell on two Peoria women in an upstairs apartment Monday night.

Peoria fire crews were called just after 7 p.m. to the 1700 block of North Peoria Avenue, near East Ravine Avenue and north of OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Apartment building in the 1700 block of North Peoria Avenue
Apartment building in the 1700 block of North Peoria Avenue(25 News Now/Heart of Illinois ABC)

On the building’s top level, part of the drywall fell to the floor in a bedroom. One of the residents had a minor injury and was not taken to the hospital.

The renters told 25 News they just moved in over the weekend.

The fire department’s battalion chief says damage was not serious enough to displace any residents.

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