Apartment fire near Downtown Peoria

By Christopher Morgan

Apartment fire near Downtown Peoria

June 19, 2014 Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A fire broke out in an apartment on the corner of Shipman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Peoria Thursday.

According to Battalion Chief Ryan Jones the fire was coming out of a vent in the apartment.

Firefighters were not able to determine which apartment the fire began so they knocked down walls to find it.

The building does not have fire stop so the flames spread quickly.

The heat and humidity didn't help either.

About 12 people have been displaced.

Fire officials don't suspect foul play.

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