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Rock Island: Two Fires Within 24 Hours


Rock Island firefighters have been on their toes battling two separate house fires that broke out within the span of 24 hours.

The first occurred in the 3500 block of 24th Street in Rock Island, Ill., on Monday night, November 26, 2012.

A neighbor alerted authorities after seeing flames from the home's front picture window.

According to reports, the fire started around 6:30 while the occupants were away.

Firefighters say they were able to rescue several pets. Fire officials are still working to determine the cause.

On Tuesday morning, another fire broke out inside a home, this time in the 1300 block of 25th Street.

Fire officials say it appears the fire started in the clothes dryer in the back of the house, but they are still investigating the cause.

A mother and three children live there, but no one was home at the time. A dog was in the backyard and firefighters decided to use another entrance to put out the fire.

Fire officials say damage is pretty extensive in the kitchen and back of the house, but all three stories have smoke damage.

Anyone wishing to help the victims of Tuesday morning's fire can make a donation. Checks can be  made out to "Living Water Family Church", "Geozette Garth Fire Fund" in memo. 4706 NW BLVD. Davenport, IA 52806.

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