Fire engulfs Rock Island home


UPDATE: Firefighters battled a morning house fire in Rock Island.

It broke out just after 6 a.m. on 5 1/2 Avenue.

Local 4 News was first on the scene.

Rock Island Fire Marshal Greg Marty tells us, the first fire hydrant they tried was frozen.

“Had to find a second water supply,” said Marty. “They also had some cars that were blocking the road from the snow banks on the side so they had some access issues “

Marty said one woman was inside at the time and she did make it out safely. One dog and seven cats were located from the home.

The electrical fire started in the attic and was caused by old knob and tube wiring.

Damage is estimated at $60,000.


Crews were called to a house located on 5th and 1/2 Avenue just before 7 am Friday morning. 

The fire Marshall on scene says the house was occupied by one woman who did make it out safely. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

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