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Peoria firefighter injured while battling arson fire

A police car's lights, which are on. The text "WCBU Police and Fire" are laid on top of that photo.
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A Peoria firefighter suffered minor injuries after falling through the second floor of a vacant home set ablaze early Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 911 W. Third just before 12:45 a.m. Firefighters remained on scene for four hours extinguishing hotspots.

The injured firefighter was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The cause of the fire was determined to be arson. An emergency demolition was ordered.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.