Officers Help Bedridden Woman Escape Fire

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Peoria police officers are credited with helping a bedridden woman escape a fire in her home.

Firefighters responded to a call of a fire at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at 1611 S. Stanley Avenue. It was also reported the woman was inside the house.

Crews arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor window with no smoke on the main floor.

The woman was on the main floor of the residence. Fire Battalion Chief Aldo Scott says Peoria police officers placed the woman in a wheelchair and were able to get her outside.

It was determined a small fire had been started around a second floor window by a juvenile who also lives at the house.

There were no injuries. Firefighters remained on the scene to speak with the juvenile.

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