Tree falls onto Peoria home

Peoria Fire Department
Peoria Fire Department(25 News/ Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 11:17 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A family of three escaped unharmed Thursday night after the fire department said a very large tree fell onto a house in central Peoria.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Rada said family members were ready to go to bed, but no one was in the bedroom when part of the ceiling fell onto the bed about 9 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Millbrook Court, near Sterling Towers.

Rada estimates damage at $25,000. He said there was significant damage to roof rafters and sheathing, but the building was in good enough shape for the family to continue living there.

A tarp was placed on the roof, according to the fire department, and the city’s code enforcement department was on the scene advising the homeowner about repairing the house.