PEORIA -- A garage and an automobile parked next to it were deemed total losses because of a fire early Saturday on the East Bluff, authorities stated.


Firefighters were summoned about 4 a.m. to 2609 N. Missouri Ave., where they found the garage ablaze and on the verge of collapse.


It took 15 minutes for the flames to be extinguished, according to the Peoria Fire Department.


No injuries were reported. The fire cause was being investigated. Damage was estimated at $10,000.