Moline firefighters successfully treat cat after Sunday house fire, 2nd fire occurs later

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Our Local 4 News crew, first on the scene, saw a cat recover after being treated by firefighters on the scene of a house fire on the 1800 block of 17 Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Crews were at another fire soon afterward.

The first fire was extinguished by 3:15 p.m., but smoke remained in the area. The porch on a single-family home was heavily damaged.

All residents escaped safely before firefighters arrived.

A pet rat in a cage, along with a cat, which was given oxygen, were rescued from inside the house.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The second structure fire started shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the 4800 block of 50th Avenue. It was reported as a garage fire that was quickly spreading to surrounding structures, a news release says.

When crews arrived, the garage was fully engulfed and fire was extending to nearby garages and houses.

The fire was extinguished, and crews remained on the scene about two hours to search for hot spots. The cause of that fire, too, remains under investigation.

No one was injured in either fire.

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