Suspected arson keeps Peoria Fire Department busy Sunday morning

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Arson has been deemed the cause of a house fire early Sunday morning.

The Peoria Fire Department was called to the 2400 block of West Lincoln Avenue at approximately 4:44 a.m. Upon arrival, crews saw heavy smoke coming from the front door and fire coming out of a back window.

After the department extinguished the fire and use fans for ventilation, they searched for occupants but found none.

An investigator called to the scene determined the cause to be arson, and said the fire was set intentionally in three seperate locations of the house.

Damage has been estimated at $30,000.

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