Woman who died in Bettendorf house fire identified

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UPDATE: The woman who died Saturday in a structure fire at 6484 Eagle Ridge Road, Bettendorf, has been identified as 74-year-old Colleen L. Johnson.

According to a news release sent Tuesday afternoon, she was not able to escape the building and died in the fire, which remains under investigation.

EARLIER: A female occupant of 6484 Eagle Ridge Road, Bettendorf, died Saturday night after a fire at the home.

A Saturday night fire killed one woman in Bettendorf.

Bettendorf Fire Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire at 11 p.m. Saturday at that address. Upon arrival, the back of the residence was heavily involved in fire. Davenport Fire, Rock Island Arsenal Fire, and Riverdale Fire responded to assist, according to a Monday morning release.

A male occupant of the home was able to escape. A female occupant was unable to escape and died in the fire, the release said. No other information on the victim was provided.

Damage to the house at 6484 Eagle Ridge Road was mainly confined to the rear. (Photo by Bryan Bobb)

A damage estimate from the fire is not available at this time. The house sustained significant fire damage. The State Fire Marshal’s Office fire investigator is working with Bettendorf Fire Rescue fire investigators in the investigation of this fire.

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