One hospitalized, several pets dead after Pekin house fire

Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 7:24 PM CST
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PEKIN (25 News Now) - A weekend house fire in North Pekin sent one person to the hospital and left several pets dead.

According to the North Pekin Fire Department, firefighters were called to Elm Street Saturday around 1:00 a.m. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and burns. Two cats were found dead, with another taken to an animal hospital for treatment. A dog was also known to reside there, but was not recovered.

Damages are estimated at $80,000, and the family is currently displaced. The department says the cause seems to be an accidental cooking fire on the stove.

No foul play is suspected at this time, and the incident is under investigation.

The family tells 25News that they are currently accepting donations to help rebuild their home, and recover lost belongings. You can visit their PayPal account by clicking the link here.