Firefighters said arson investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire that broke out in Vinita Park.

Authorities said a house caught on fire in 1700 block of Crystal Court Thursday afternoon. A neighbor captured the flames shooting through the home's roof on his cell phone.

“You just saw the smoke pouring out of the vents in the attack and we heard a little pop, nothing serious, like a baby explosion and then we saw the flames going up about 10 feet in the air,” said neighbor Austin Ostroff.

Police said a man and woman were seen at the house shortly before the fire started. A man who recently moved in wasn't home at the time.

Authorities said they are searching for the man and woman. They were in a gray four-door Chevrolet pick-up with Illinois license plates.

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