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Cicero house fire investigated as suspected arson

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Plumes of smoke billowed out of a home in west suburban Cicero Friday morning as firefighters worked to put out the flames. (WLS)

A house fire in west suburban Cicero early Friday has been ruled a suspected arson, according to the fire department.

However, the blaze is still under investigation.

Chopper 7 HD flew over the house fire in the 3200-block of 49th Avenue around 6:05 a.m. as flames shot out of the first-floor windows. Smoke could be seen for miles.

Several fire crews battled the blaze, which was quickly extinguished. By around 6:20 a.m., only a small amount of smoke could be seen rising from the building.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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