Crews battle fire at former McKinley School

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UPDATE: The Moline Fire Department responded to the abandoned McKinley Elementary School for a reported fire just before 3pm on April 3.

When crews arrived they found smoke coming out on two sides of the muti-story building. There was a report that people were in the area just prior to the start of the fire, but no one was found in the building after a search of all the floors.

It took about 2 hours the fire to put out and clean up the scene.

The damage to the building is estimated to be less than $5000.

The Moline Fire Department is currently finishing up its investigation into the fire.

EARLIER STORY: Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at the former McKinley School in Moline.

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