Fire Damages Peru Business early Saturday

Peru Fire 1/25/20 -Studstill Media Photo/ Steinbergs Furniture News Drone

PERU – No injuries were reported after an early Saturday morning fire in Peru.   Police Officer Nick Biagioni, who also serves the City of Peru as a part-time firefighter, spotted the blaze while on patrol.  According to Peru Fire Chief Jeff King, a mutual aid box alarm was sounded and many area departments responded to scene just before 4 AM. The blaze was centered around the workshop and parts area of the business in the 2900 block of May Road, with heavy smoke damage throughout the building. The fire was brought under control after an hour, and the cause has yet to be determined. Agencies involved were the Peru, LaSalle, Spring Valley, Standard, Oglesby, Mendota, Utica, Troy Grove, Tonica, Cedar Point, Cherry and Ladd fire departments.