YMCA inside Davenport West High School closed following overnight fire

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UPDATE: The Davenport Fire Department dispatched “five rigs” in response and “a line was deployed, knocking down the fire.”

“Crews made an aggressive stop to limit the damage to the affected area,” said Davenport Fire
Chief Mike Carlsten.

DFD said the fire was contained to the sauna, “resulting in minimal fire damage” and “moderate smoke travel through portions of the building.”

There was no damage reported in West High School and there were no injuries.

The West High YMCA remains closed until further notice.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

EARLIER UPDATE: The YMCA inside Davenport West High School is closed to visitors until further notice due to an overnight structure fire.

Crews arrived at the 3500 block of W. Locust Street around 2:30 a.m. in response to a sauna catching fire.

When Local 4 News arrived as the only station at the scene, firefighters were spotted standing on the roof of the building as they extinguished the flames.

Local 4’s Ryan Risky reported the area smelled “very smoky.”

The fire chief says there was fire damage and smoke damage done to the building.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

The YMCA was originally supposed to open to visitors 4 a.m. Thursday.

There is no word yet on when it will be reopened.

Classes will remain in session.

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