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Arson in Peoria: Crews respond to house fire on Haungs Ave. Thursday morning

Emergency crews respond to 500 block of Haungs Ave. Thursday morning to house fire; the result...
Emergency crews respond to 500 block of Haungs Ave. Thursday morning to house fire; the result of which believed to be arson.(Associated Press | AP)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 7:54 AM CDT
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PEORIA (WEEK) - An early Thursday morning fire is believed to be the result of arson in the River City.

Emergency crews responded to a call in the 500 block of Haungs Ave. around 12:57 a.m.

Upon arrival, Peoria Fire and Rescue found smoke and fire in the front room of the resident. According to a press release, crews had the fire under control by 1:10 a.m.

No one was reportedly home wat the time of the incident; and, it is unknown whether the home was occupied or vacant.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be arson. Estimated damages stand at $50K.

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