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Crews respond to late-night dumpster fire outside restaurant in Peoria

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- Fire crews responded to an apparent dumpster fire outside a restaurant in Peoria late Saturday night.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to Avanti's Italian Restaurant on 8517 North Knoxville Avenue just before 10:00 p.m.

Officials say when they arrived on scene, a dumpster at the rear of the building was fully engulfed and the fire was extending into the eaves of the roof.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire within several minutes - afterward, firefighters checked the roof and inside of the restaurant for any hotspots.

There were no injuries to employees or fire personnel reported and the case was turned over to Peoria Fire Department Investigators for further review.

Officials say damages are estimated to cost around $10,000.

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