Mattress Fire in Peoria Apt.

Peoria firefighters respond to a fire in Building 5 at Villa Bordeaux Apartments on North Knoxville in Peoria. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Friday.

"The first company found smoke when they arrived at the apartment," says Battalion Chief Greg Scott. "It turns out there was a mattress that was on fire. They were able to get the fire out before it was able to extend anywhere else so it was confined to that room."

"Mattress fires create a lot of smoke which makes visibility really difficult," Scott says. "So, as soon as we identified what the problem was and got some water on it, we were able to ventilate it and increase the visibility so we could see what was going on."

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Scott says there were no reports of injuries.

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