At around 2:30pm Monday, August 12, multiple firefighter departments were called to a home fire in the 3200 block of W. Manchester Avenue in West Peoria. The homeowner said she and her friend didn't realize the home was on fire until they heard a knock on the door. Her garbage man notified her the home was on fire and called 9-1-1. The homeowner, her friend and her pets were able to escape without injury.
The Red Cross assisted the family of two with their emergency disaster caused needs including food and shelter.