Crews battle apartment fire in Moline

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UPDATE: The Moline Fire Department has released more information about the fire at an apartment at the Pine Ridge apartment complex.

Despite no functioning smoke detectors in the affected apartment, two occupants were able evacuate safely after they were notified by a maintenance worker who noticed the smoke.

Fire and smoke damaged six units and approximately 15 residents have been displaced. The Red Cross is assisting with temporary housing.

There were no injuries reported from the fire.

The fire is still under investigation with the assistance of fire investigators from the East Moline and Rock Island Arsenal Fire Departments.

EARLIER UPDATE: Emergency crews responded to a fire at the Pine Ridge apartment complex in Moline on Tuesday around 11 a.m.

The fire was reported to have started in the kitchen of one of the units at 3701 Pine Ridge Court.

Fire Fighters saw smoke coming out of the apartment when they arrived.

They also discovered the fire had spread into the walls that they were able to extinguish.

Local 4 News was the only station at the scene.

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