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Firefighters Determining Cause of Rock Island County House Fire

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UPDATE: After doing some investigation, there's no reason to believe this fire was suspicious, said Chief Don Carey with the Rapids City Fire Protection District. However, he said the cause is still considered undetermined as of late Monday morning. 

Carey said firefighters are planning on returning to the home to dump water on all remaining hot spots. The last thing firefighters want is for the fire to rekindle, he said. 

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Firefighters are still working to determine what caused a house fire early Monday morning in Rock Island County, just south and east of Port Byron. 

Chief Don Carey with the Rapids City Fire Protection District said no one was in the home at the time of the fire, so no one was injured. 

Carey said he got a call about the fire around 3 a.m. Monday. When Carey got there, he said about three-quarters of the home on 80th Avenue was fully engulfed, with flames coming up through the roof. 

Firefighters had most of the flames out by about 4:30 a.m. At that time, Carey said firefighters would begin focusing on putting out hot spots in the house so they could enter the home and begin to determine a cause. 

 

 

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