Half a million in damages: Allied Iron & Steel early morning fire under investigation
PEORIA (25 News Now) - Emergency crews are still on the scene as of 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, to put out remaining hot spots leftover from a fire at Allied Iron & Steel in South Peoria. No one has been reported injured.
According to a press release from Battalion Chief Steve Rada, Peoria Firefighters were called to the 2000 block of W. Clark Street around 3:45 a.m., after someone on Route 29 reported a large fire from the road.
When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke, a partially collapsed roof and several walls close to coming down. An aerial truck was brought in to flow over 1000 gallons of water per minute to help put out the fire. Chief Rada stated it took over an hour to get the fire under control. The building was later deemed to be a total loss.
Investigators are working to figure out what caused this fire, which now has an estimated $500,000 in damages.
Railroad service across Clark Street is temporarily closed due to crews having to lay large equipment across the tracks, and Ameren was called to the scene to shut down the power and gas.
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