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Family Rescued From Lexington Hills Apartment Fire

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A family of four was rescued from a fire at the Lexington Hills apartment Wednesday morning.

Crews arrived around 2 a.m. to find heavy smoke rising from an apartment building. A family was unable to get out of their third-floor apartment. They were rescued by firefighters via ladder from their apartment window.

The family was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Damage is estimated at $50,000. The fire was contained to a second floor apartment. Thirty people were displaced. The cause is under investigation.

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.