UPDATE: No one was injured in a Wednesday night Moline fire that remains under investigation, a news release says.
At 9:18 pm, Moline Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 700 block of 13th Street. The first arriving fire company arrived in four minutes and reported a small, two-story, single-family
house was fully engulfed in flames. It was close to another home that started on fire because of radiant heat, the release says.
Firefighters, who began an aggressive attack, reported that the home had sustained a partial collapse. Crews quickly transitioned to protecting the home next to the fire.
The next arriving fire companies entered the adjacent home and extinguished the fire inside it. The fires were brought under control in about 30 minutes, with crews remaining on the scene for two hours for overhaul and looking for hidden fire still burning.
Both homes were reported to be vacant and nobody was displaced from the fires. No injuries were reported, the release says.
Initial Moline Fire response included 17 on-duty personnel occupying four engine companies, a command vehicle and two ambulances. Three off-duty chief officers, the department’s fire marshal and training officer responded to assist with scene and city coverage during the incident.
Further assistance was provided by the East Moline, Rock Island and Arsenal Fire Departments. Moline Second Alarmers, MidAmerican Energy, City of Moline Public Works and Moline Police
assisted at the scene as well. Genesis Ambulance provided medical coverage while fire units were at the scene.
The fire remains under investigation by the Moline Fire Department Bureau of Investigations.
EARLIER: A house in Moline is engulfed in flames.
Firefighters are trying to bring the blaze under control at the home near the intersection of 13th St. and 11th Ave. The call came in around 9:20 p.m., and it’s not clear if anyone is inside the home or how the fire started.
There are downed power lines in the neighborhood, so everyone is urged to steer clear of the area.
We will keep you updated as more information comes in.