One rescued from early morning fire in Moline

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UPDATE: The Moline Police have released body camera footage from one of the officers as they were trying to rescue the female from the home.

EARLIER UPDATE: The Moline Police Department has released a press release giving more details from the early Monday morning fire.

Four officers who were nearby responded within minutes of the call. The three family members who were able to escape informed the officers that there was still someone in the home.

The officers entered the home and found a female inside. She was uncooperative and fought the officers. They were eventually able to get her safely out of the residence.

The four officers and the female were transported to the hospital for treatment due to smoke inhalation. As of 9 a.m., three of the officers have been treated and released. The fourth remains hospitalized for observation, but his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening and are related to smoke inhalation. The female occupant is also still hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The fire appears to be suspicious in nature and is still being investigated.

EARLIER UPDATE: Three residents were able to escape and one was rescued from an early morning fire in Moline on Monday.

Just after 3:30 a.m., the Moline Police Department received a call for a structure fire in the 1700 block of 15th Street A. When crews arrived they found a small, single story home with heavy, dense smoke throughout the residence.

A smoke detector alerted the residents of the fire and three were able to get out on their own. The fourth was rescued with the help of Moline Police officers, who had arrived first at the scene. The rescued occupant and four police officers were transported to the hospital for treatment, but all are expected to make full recoveries.

The fire was mainly located in a back bedroom and was brought under control by fire fighters in about 20 minutes.

Crews were on the scene for about 4 hours to make sure the fire was completely out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by both the Moline Fire and Police Departments.

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