Early morning fire damages Peoria home

Fire at a home in the 800 block of East Gift Street Peoria
Fire at a home in the 800 block of East Gift Street Peoria(Elsburgh Clark | Dr. Elsburgh Clarke)
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 9:09 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - Two people escaped an early morning house fire Wednesday morning in Peoria.

In a statement, Battalion Chief Ryan Calhoun says it broke out around 2:15 AM Wednesday in the 800 block of East Gift Avenue.

There, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire, with the fire found in the kitchen area in the back of the home.

Two people were found outside when firefighters arrived, with one treated on scene and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.