UPDATE: Fire investigators determined the cause of a blaze that occurred approximately 9:18 p.m. Saturday and damaged a business and residence in the 900 block of W. 3rd St., Davenport.
The fire was due to a commercial stove in the first floor business being too close to a wall, causing heat transfer from the stove top burners into the wall cavity, a news release says.
“At this time, we are still working on what the next steps are. So please be patient with us,” said the Carrillo family on their business’s Facebook page Tuesday.
The family says updates will be provided via social media once they have a better handle on when they’ll reopen.
EARLIER UPDATE: King’s Harvest, located less than a block away from the building destroyed in Saturday’s fire, is also accepting donations for the Carrillo family via Facebook and has raised over $850 so far.
EARLIER UPDATE: A regular patron of Abarottes Carrillo started a GoFundMe page Sunday to help the Carrillo family after a fire tore through their restaurant and home.
As of late Sunday, the page has already raised $4,620 with a goal of $5,000.
Abarottes Carrillo will be closed until further notice.
The family will post updates on the restaurant’s Facebook page once they open back up.
EARLIER UPDATE: The Davenport Fire Department released more details regarding a structure fire that happened after 9 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of W. 3rd St.
Six fire apparatus and one command vehicle from Davenport responded, with a total response of 19 personnel, a news release says.
The blaze broke out at a two-and-a-half story building with a business on the first floor, Abarrotes Carrillo, and a residence on the second floor.
First arriving crews found smoke coming from the second floor of the building, and an aggressive interior attack was initiated that included searching the building for occupants, a news release says.
All occupants were exiting the building as the fire department arrived.
As the fire continued to progress, all crews were eventually pulled from the building, and a defensive attack was started using exterior hand lines and elevated ladders, a news release says.
According to the fire department, the building sustained severe fire, smoke and water damage.
Crews remained on scene overnight to watch for any rekindles.
No injuries of civilian or fire personnel were reported.
MidAmerican assisted at the scene with utility control, and Medic was on standby.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and any additional information related to this incident will be released by the fire marshal.
UPDATE: The Davenport Fire Department released more information Sunday regarding a structure fire that happened at a two-and-a-half story building just after 9 p.m. Saturday. Details are here.
EARLIER UPDATE: Firefighters battled a blaze late Saturday at Abarrotes Carrillo, 903 W. 3rd St., Davenport.
Smoke hung thick through the area just west of the downtown Davenport area while flames leaped from the upper story of the restaurant/grocery at the corner of Warren and Third streets.
Our Local 4 News crew saw Warren Street blocked off for several blocks while crews doused the fire from several angles.
The Carrlllo family posted to social media late Saturday:
“Dear customers, thank you so much to the Davenport community for being so quick to reach out. Your support means everything to us. At this time we will be closed until further notice due to a fire. We will keep you updated once we get everything back up and running.”
We do not know the extent of the damage or what caused the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene past 11:30 p.m. Saturday while curious neighbors gathered to watch and take video and photos from across the street.
Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com will provide details when they become available.