UPDATE: One person died after a fire Friday night in Davenport, according to a Saturday afternoon news release from the Davenport Fire Department.
Shortly after 8 p.m., Davenport Firefighters responded to the 2300 block of West Second Street for a structure fire. Davenport sent three engines, two ladder trucks, and one district chief for an initial response of 16 personnel.
The first crews arrived at 8:09 p.m. and found light smoke showing from the west side of a
small residence. The fire was burning in the living room of the home. Crews attacked the fire
from the exterior and extinguished the main body of fire in about two minutes, the release says.
According to the release, an additional crew was assigned primary search. One person was found at the fire scene. Fire crews rapidly removed the victim from the fire and started resuscitation efforts.
The fire was completely extinguished and crews completed their search during the resuscitation of the victim, the release shows.
The patient was transported to Genesis Medical Center – East Campus, where the patient succumbed to injuries, the release says.
Crews were on scene for two hours performing overhaul to check for hidden fire and to investigate the cause of the fire. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Any additional information related to this
incident will be released by the fire marshal, the release says.
EARLIER: Firefighters were at the scene of a structure fire in Davenport on Friday night, according to a witness who spoke with Local 4 News early Saturday.
Stephen Moritz, of Davenport, saw multiple fire engines on the 2300 block of West 2nd Street. At 8:30 p.m., crews remained at the scene but no fire was visible at that time, he said.
MidAmerican Energy crews arrived to disconnect power to the house, Moritz said.
Local 4 News will stay in contact with firefighters to provide updates when they become available.