Apartment fire sends one to hospital

By WEEK Reporter

July 6, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The cause of a Peoria apartment fire is under investigation.

Firefighters responded to 109 Roanoke Avenue just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived they found flames coming from the front of the building and the second floor balcony.

Crews were able to rescue the room's only occupant by ladder. He was transported to a local hospital.

Crews were able to knock down the fire in about 10 minutes.

Damage is estimated at $10,000.