Davenport house fire displaces 11 residents


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Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2014, 9:53 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Davenport Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire Sunday morning that left 11 people homeless.

District Chief Rick Flynn said that crews were dispatched at 10:22 a.m. Sunday to a house fire at 1019 E. Locust St. As crews arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the front and east sides of the home, and flames were visible on the front side of the home, according to a city release. The crews extinguished the fire in a bedroom of the structure, and there were no injuries.

The Red Cross is helping 11 people with finding a safe place to stay, as well as food, clothing and emotional support. As of Sunday night, the fire department did not have a cause for the blaze, which remains under investigation.




















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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