Wednesday UPDATE: At approximately 10:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Moline Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 4 Velie Drive.
First arriving fire units arrived approximately four minutes after being dispatched and noted the structure as a medium sized, two-story, single family residence with a basement. Light smoke was noted in the structure upon entry and the source was located in the walls near a gas fireplace, according to a Fire Department release.
After exposing the walls on both the first and second floors in the area of the smoke, active fire was found and quickly extinguished by fire crews. This residence was occupied at the time of the event and all residents were able to safely exit the structure.
Approximately $35,000 in damage has been estimated to the structure and belongings. An investigation of the fire has been started by the Moline Fire Department Fire Prevention and Investigations Bureau with the cause currently undetermined.
The initial Moline Fire response included 17 on-duty personnel occupying three engine companies, one truck company, two ambulances, and one command vehicle, with the addition of three off-duty Chief Officers, the Fire Marshal, and a Fire Investigator also responding.
Simultaneous to this event, the City of Moline also experienced a serious vehicle crash, an additional fire
alarm at a multi-family living complex, and a complete power failure at an assisted living facility that required many of its residents to receive assistance with their oxygen therapy.
The Moline Fire Department would like to give special thanks to the Moline Police Department, Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department, Rock Island Fire Department, East Moline Fire Department, Bettendorf Fire Department, Genesis Ambulance, and the Moline Second Alarmers for assisting when their resources had become depleted, the Wednesday release said.
EARLIER: Fire and police crews responded to a structure fire call late Tuesday night in Moline.
This was shortly before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Velie Dr. and Wilderness Ct.
Our crew did not see flames but did smell smoke.
At least one ambulance was on scene but it is not known if there were any injuries or if anyone was in the structure at the time of the incident.
This is a developing situation. We will provide further details when they become available