Vacant house fire investigated as arson

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Vacant house fire investigated as arson

November 6, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A fire at a vacant property Monday afternoon is being investigated as an arson, according to authorities.

Fire crew responded to a house fire at 2704 W. Malone Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The fire completely destroyed the garage and heavily damaged the home at the property. It also spread to the property north of the garage at 2700 W. Malone. The blaze was under control by 12:55 p.m.

Damage is estimated at $20,000. The garage is a total loss. The fire has been deemed suspicious in nature and is being investigated as an arson.