No injuries in Davenport house fire


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Posted Online: Nov. 17, 2012, 11:36 pm
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By Laura Anderson Shaw landerson@qconline.com
An investigation is under way into a Saturday-morning house fire in the 700 block of South Elsie Street in Davenport.

According to Davenport Fire Department District Chief Mike Ryan, firefighters were called to706 South Elsie St. at about 9:30 or 10 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, "we had heavy smoke showing," Chief Ryan said.

He said knocking down the blaze "didn't take too long," and there were no injuries.

Those who were home at the time made it out of the house on their own, he said.

Damage to the home was estimated at $60,000, and damage to its contents was estimated at $30,000, Chief Ryan said.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.

According to a press release from the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area, it is assisting the residents with "emergency needs" such as a place to stay, food, necessary medications or health items and clothes.


















 



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