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No one injured in Thursday morning kitchen fire at Proctor Hospital

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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.