Vacant Home Fire

Published 06/08 2014 05:17PM

Updated 06/08 2014 06:58PM

PEORIA - The Peoria Fire Department is investigating a South Side fire in a vacant home.

It happened around 5:30 this morning on the 2200 block of Howett.

The fire started in the front room of the house and extended into the basement.

Firefighters took only 7 minutes to get the flames under control.

Firefighters estimate the blaze caused more than $10,000 of damage to the property.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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