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No one injured in Thursday morning kitchen fire at Proctor Hospital

ambulance with lights on
WCBU file photo

It's largely business as usual at Proctor Hospital Thursday after an early morning kitchen fire.

The Peoria Fire Department responded to a fire alarm around 5 a.m. Crews found thick, heavy smoke in the first floor hallway. The fire was mostly out when firefighters entered the area.

A total of 24 firefighters responded to help ventilate the building and assist with sheltering patients and staff in place.

No injuries were reported. A UnityPoint Health spokesperson said the cafeteria is closed, but food service is continuing uninterrupted and the hospital remains open.

A damage estimate wasn't immediately available.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.