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Davenport firefighters respond to fire at West Family YMCA

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:05 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:55 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Davenport firefighters responded to a fire at the West Family YMCA early Thursday morning.

The Davenport Fire Department says it responded to the YMCA at approximately 2:10 a.m. for a fire alarm.

Firefighters found a fire located in the men’s locker room sauna. The department dispatched five rigs and a line was deployed, putting out the fire.

“Crews made an aggressive stop to limit the damage to the affected area,” Davenport Fire Chief Mike Carlsten said.

According to the fire department, the fire was contained to the sauna resulting in minimal damage. There was moderate smoke, which traveled through portions of the building.

Firefighters remained on scene after the fire was out to help remove smoke from the building.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Davenport school district officials say there was no damage to West High School other than a faint smoke smell. Ionized smoke eaters are being brought in to the school to help eliminate the smell. Chief Carlsten says it is safe for West High School to remain in session on Thursday. All planned activities at the school are still happening on Thursday night.

However, the West High YMCA remains closed until further notice.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The West Family YMCA will be closed on Thursday, October 15th. Feel free to stop in today to any of our other Scott County Family YMCA locations.

Posted by Scott County Family Y on Thursday, October 15, 2020

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