Fire burns through Moline home’s porch

Moline Fire Department responds to structure fire on Sunday afternoon.
Moline Fire Department responds to structure fire on Sunday afternoon.(KWQC)
Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 3:55 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2021 at 9:31 PM CDT
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MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - Moline Firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday evening around 3 p.m. at the 1600 block of 18th Street b. A TV6 crew on scene says the front porch is destroyed along with some siding at the front of the house.

Firefighters say as they arrived, flames that started in the front porch were spreading to the rest of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Officials say the family was able to escape before firefighters arrived.

Traffic was temporarily blocked off on 17th Street from 18th Street to 18th Street B as emergency crews responded.

Assisting the Moline Fire Department were Moline Police, Rock Island Fire, East Moline Fire, the Second Alarmers and Mid-American Energy crews.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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