- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Six people have been left displaced after a chimney fire damaged two townhomes in Peoria.

Firefighters say the blaze broke out Saturday around 1 a.m. after a resident started a fire in the fireplace and went to bed.

Authorities say the fire ended up igniting debris inside the chimney, which the two homes share, and caused smoke to fill the units.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire and there were no injuries.

But the family of four living in one townhome and the couple in the home where the fire was lit were not allowed back inside.


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