Fire Knocks Power Line onto Peoria Fire Engine

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A fire at a vacant home in Peoria early Friday morning sends a power line flying onto a Peoria Fire Department Engine. 

It happened in the 1500 Block of S. Arago around 5:00AM.

Firefighters say no one was inside the home at the time of the fire, but flames shooting out of the side of the home burned through a power line supplying the home sending it on top of the engine. Peoria Fire Department says that slowed them down in fighting the fire. However, firefighters were able to get it under control within 20 minutes.

No one was injured.

There’s no word yet on what caused the fire, damage is estimated at $20,000.

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