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Father's Day Fire In Downtown Moline


Crews from five different departments spent hours working to put out flames at a fire in downtown Moline, Ill., on Sunday morning, June 16, 2013.

Firefighters were called to the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue just after 10:00 a.m., telling us they saw flames shooting from the second story window and the back porch engulfed.

Firefighters had to rotate in and out, battling not only flames, but also heat and humidity.

Moline Deputy Chief Ike Sederstrom says this was a tough one.

"It's an old building. Very difficult to reach where it was burning, so we've been battling that for five hours now."

The deputy chief tells us no one was seriously injured, but one resident did receive a minor burn.

The Red Cross is helping the families who live there.