No one was hurt in a Wednesday afternoon fire on Campbell's Island.
East Moline firefighters were called at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday to 205 Summit St. where a one-and-a-half story home was on fire, according to East Moline Fire Department Capt. Bruce Colmer.
Capt. Colmer said firefighters had the blaze under control in about 10 minutes. It is believed the fire started in a mattress, but the cause of the fire was unknown Wednesday evening.
No one was at the residence during the fire and no one was injured, according to Capt. Colmer. The home appeared salvageable, he said, with fire damage in a bedroom and smoke damage throughout the house.
East Moline Police, Rock Island County deputies, and firefighters from Barstow and Silvis assisted at the scene.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.