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Aurora house fire investigated for arson

(AURORA) Arson investigators are looking into a New Year’s Day house fire in the west suburbs that caused more than $25,000 in damage to the Aurora home.

Crews responded at 7:15 p.m. to the blaze at the home in the 0-100 block of Jackson Street, according to a statement from the Aurora Fire Department.

The back porch of the home was engulfed in flames spreading to the kitchen, officials said. Six fire companies worked to extinguish the blaze by 7:30 p.m.

No one was hurt, but damage to the home was valued at about $25,000, officials said.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by the Aurora Fire Department’s Arson Team.