Moline garage fire destroys vehicles, damages 2 houses


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Originally Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 6:39 pm
Last Updated: Sept. 05, 2013, 10:04 am
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com

MOLINE -- A Tuesday garage fire that also damaged two houses remains under investigation.

According to Moline Fire Department Capt. Mick Dochterman,firefighters were called to 4708 49th Ave. at 8:30 p.m. and arrived to find a detached garage fully engulfed.

The heat from the fire caused minor damage to one side of the house on the property and a house next door at 4704 49th Ave., he said.

The garage and two vehicles inside were a total loss, Capt. Dochtermansaid.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Moline firefighters were assisted by the East Moline Fire Department and Moline Second Alarmers, and the Red Cross was called to the scene.












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