Crews spend approximately four hours at scene of Moline house fire

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UPDATE: A press release from the Moline Fire Department states the structure fire occurred at the 1400 block of 12th Street around 5:30 p.m.

Approximately four minutes later, the first fire company arrived to the rear of the residence, where they discovered a porch and deck were on fire.

An aggressive exterior attack was made using 1 3/4″ attack lines, with the main body of fire being controlled in approximately 15 minutes.

Crews were required to remain on the scene until around 9:30 p.m. — approximately four hours later — due to extensive damage in the interior of the home.

With the assistance of the Rock Island Fire Department, a female occupant was found outside of the residence shortly upon arrival.

The total amount of loss is being estimated at approximately $34,000 to the home and contents.

A total of 18 personnel responded to the scene.

Additional crews included the Moline Police Department, Moline Second Alarmers and MidAmerican Energy.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.

An investigation is being conducted by the Moline Police Department.

No further information is available at this time.

EARLIER UPDATE: A fire investigator was called to the scene and provided more details to Local 4 News.

It was confirmed the incident started on the porch of the home at approximately 5:30 p.m.

One of the homeowners was inside the house at the time.

The homeowner heard noise in the back of the house and saw it was on fire prior to evacuating.

No injuries were reported.

The porch is completely burned, and the interior of the house has water and smoke damage.

An investigation to identify the cause of the incident is underway.

Crews from Rock Island, the Rock Island Arsenal and East Moline also arrived on the scene.

The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.

EARLIER UPDATE: Firefighters were on the scene of a Moline house fire shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Smoke was coming from the home, in the area of 12th Street and 14th Avenue, at 5:45 p.m. According to scanner traffic, the fire started on the porch, which is extremely burned.

A neighbor saw a lot of black smoke.

Local 4 News was the only station at the scene. We will provide details when they are available.

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