Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2014, 9:53 pm

Davenport house fire displaces 11 residents

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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.