Fire crews, administrators on scene after school fire Thursday night

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UPDATE: The Davenport Fire Department released more information about the fire at McKinley Elementary.

According to their press release, the department received an alarm at the school around 10:05 p.m.

When crews arrived, they did not notice any fire conditions in the front of the school but the fire alarm could be heard from within the building.

Crews found smoke coming from the rear of the school and the fire was quickly put out. The fire was located within a doorway of the school and fire damage was limited to that immediate area.

Smoke was removed from the building using positive pressure fans.

The fire department reports the fire is suspicious and under investigation.

Summer school programs continued Thursday at the school.

EARLIER UPDATE: Firefighters and administrators were at McKinley Elementary School, 1716 Kenwood Ave., Davenport, after a fire broke out about 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

Local 4 News, the only station at the scene, saw fire alarms flash inside the structure. The smell of smoke hung in the area.

No one was inside the building at the time, and there were no injuries. Administrators and fire crews were at the school to assess damage.

We do not know how the fire started or what the damage estimate is.

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