Arson injures Peoria Firefighter

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD)– A Peoria Firefighter sustained non-life threating injuries during a Saturday morning house fire.

Just before 9 a.m., crews responded to a house fire at 1001 W. Adrian G. Hinton Jr. Ave. Upon arrival, they found a 1 1/2 story home inflames on the inside and outside of the home.

One firefighter was transported to OSF for evaluation of an injury. The cause of his injury is unknown at this time but officials said it is non-life threatening.

Officials said the home was supposedly abandoned, but neighbors told first responders on the scene that homeless people lived in the building. Crews said their no occupants in the home upon arrival.

After two hours of extinguishing the building, it was determined the cause of the fire was arson.

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