Fire in Silvis damages three houses

Local News

Crews are currently on the scene of a house fire that occurred around 2 p.m. on 4th Avenue and 8th Street in Silvis.

Three houses have sustained damage, and the house where the fire began appears to be destroyed.

Local 4 News spoke with Paul Batten, owner of one of the damaged houses, though he declined to have his face shown.

“I got out of bed, heard somebody knocking at the door, and I heard glass breaking,” Batten said. “I looked out my bedroom door, and I see fire. I wasn’t dressed so I grabbed what I could, went down my stairs, and I saw it was kinda serious. I tried to go out the front but it was engulfed. I made it out the back.”

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