R.I. family homeless after house fire


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Originally Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 11:13 pm
Last Updated: March 17, 2013, 11:56 pm
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Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

The American Red Cross is assisting a Rock Island family of five after their house was damaged by fire.

The Rock Island Fire Department responded at 1:20 a.m. Sunday to a fire in a second-floor bedroom at 4420 5th Ave. Smoke was coming from the second-floor windows and all occupants were outside, according to the fire department.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and confirmed there was no one in the house. No injuries were reported.

The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire's cause, according to a news release, and the Rock Island Inspection Department was on the scene to determine if the structure was habitable.

The Red Cross is helping the family of two adults and three children with shelter and other necessities, the fire department said.














 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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