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“Sky-high” flames erupt at Getz Pressure Washing in Peoria

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PEORIA (WEEK) – Peoria firefighters are on scene of a fire at Getz Pressure Washing in the 1400 block of Southwest Jefferson Avenue.

No one was inside the building at the time and flames were “sky-high” according to a police officer who arrived on scene.

The call came in as a fire alarm and a passerby reported flames.

Fire was located inside one bay, extending to the attic portion of the office.

Four engines as well as one ladder truck – all told 21 firefighters – arrived to fight the flames.

It took 25 minutes to extinguish the fire.

“It can be very dangerous, especially a building of this type,” according to Battalion Chief Nate Rice. “It can be very slick and you’ve got to be careful up there.”

According to a press release, damage is estimated at $200,000 and the cause is under investigation.

The pressure washing arm of Getz Fire Equipment Company fleet washes cars, vans, trucks boats, semis school buses and more, according to their website.

Jason Howell

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