Crews fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of 34th Street in Rock Island.
The fire was reported starting around 2:45 p.m. at the home located near the campus of Augustana College. The OurQuadCities.com crew saw flames coming from the second story corner room and the roof, causing extensive damage to the second floor of the home. No one was home at the time, and all eight of the Augustana student residents have been accounted for.
The home is owned by the college, said Augustana spokeswoman Keri Rursch. “The college is working very closely with and caring for those impacted,” she said later Wednesday.
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