Police investigating arson

By WEEK Reporter

Police investigating arson

July 5, 2012 Updated Jul 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Peoria Police and Fire Departments are investigating a suspected arson that occurred at 1205 W. Hulburt at around 10:05 pm Tuesday.

The fire department was able to quickly put out the fire.  The flames were contained to the porch, no fire was detected inside of the home.  Damage is estimated at $1500.

The Fire Investigator told police that the case should be treated as an arson, as there was an accelerant found on the scene.

The resident of the home told police that she was told by a neighbor that he saw a white male run onto the porch and set it on fire. 

Police have no named suspects in the crime.

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