PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — An unattended candle is to blame for a Sunday night garage fire in Peoria.
It happened around 10:20 PM Sunday night at 1031 Northeast Glen Oak.
There, firefighters found smoke coming from the roof of the two story detached garage.
The fire was put out within five minutes, and no injuries were reported.
In a statement, Batallion Chief Rick Morgan says the resident informed firefighters he was using a candle to light the second floor of the garage while cleaning and organizing earlier in the evening.
After leaving the garage, he later found smoke and fire coming from the area he was cleaning.
Damage is estimated at $6,000.