ROME, Ill. (WMBD) — A house fire in northern Peoria County kept multiple agencies busy Wednesday morning.

The home is located on River Beach Drive, along the Illinois River, in Rome, which is near Chillicothe. The homeowner explained she plugged in an extension cord and the plug instantly engulfed in flames.

Trying to put it out caught other items on fire nearby, she said. The Chillicothe Fire Investigator determined the cause to be accidental.

Responding were AMT, the Peoria County Sheriff’s department, Peoria Fire Department, Chillicothe Fire Department, Peoria Heights Fire Department, and Lacon-Sparland Fire Department.

The damage was estimated at $80,000.

WMBD has a crew on the scene and will give updates as they are available.