PEORIA (WEEK) -- A Peoria Fire Department investigator determined a house fire early Thursday afternoon was caused by kerosene too close to a burn barrel -- then igniting a separate home.
Firefighters and paramedics responded at around 1 p.m. to the area of Nebraska and Atlantic for a fire in the rear of a house in the 1100 block of West Nebraska -- and an additional fire in the backyard of a home in the 1800 block of North Atlantic.
Firefighters used attack hoselines to extinguish both fires.
A search for the residence for extension found that the fire was isolated to the exterior of the home.
A search for occupants determined everyone made it out of the house.
The fire was contained within 10 minutes of arrival, according to a fire department release.
No injuries were reported. Displaced residents of the home on Nebraska were handling housing arrangements.
Damage is estimated to be $30,000.