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Man dead after morning house fire

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) — A man is dead after a fatal fire on Peoria's northwest side Thursday morning.

Peoria County coroner Jamie Harwood says a call came in around 6:00 AM for an incident in the 900 block of west Thrush Ave. A victim was found inside while firefighters were assessing the situation.

The name of the victim isn't public yet, pending identification, and an autopsy will come later on. A release from the Peoria fire department is expected later, as well.

The incident is still under investigation. Damage is estimated to be $150,000.

We'll continue to provide updates as we learn more.


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