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 Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

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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.
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