UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 28 — A manager at Rudy’s Tacos in Davenport tells Local 4 News that the fire will mean they will be closed for six weeks, impacting 30 employees.
EARLIER: A gas main fire impacted two businesses in Davenport early Tuesday morning.
At approximately 12:56 a.m., the Davenport Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 3900 block of Elmore Avenue at Rudy’s Tacos. Multiple Davenport Fire Department units responded along with Bettendorf Fire Department. Arriving crews found a large amount of fire in the rear of the building. Crews were able to contain the flames until MidAmerican Energy arrived to shut off the gas to the building.
Interior damage was limited due to a building sprinkler system. Fire damage was contained to Rudy’s Tacos, according to the fire department. Active Endeavors damage was limited to minor water in the storage room.
No injuries were reported. No damage reported to neighboring buildings.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Any additional information related to this incident will be released by the Fire Marshal.