Elderly woman injured in North Peoria house fire

By WEEK Producer

Elderly woman injured in North Peoria house fire

April 2, 2014 Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 11:01 AM CDT

NORTH PEORIA, Ill. -- An elderly woman was taken to the hospital after an evening fire in North Peoria.

Firefighters responded to a home in the 9020 N. Knoxville Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters say the woman called her family who then called 911. Firefighters found her unconscious in the back of the home.

“We did have it that there was the possibility of a woman still inside. Nobody knew if she was out or not,” said Battalion Chief Kent Sciler. “We had two go in immediately to search for her and I would say by the time they made entry, two more minutes after that they found her in the front room off the kitchen.”

The woman was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Her identity and condition are unknown.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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