Crews respond to Davenport house fire Wednesday

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 7:47 AM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The Davenport Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2400 block of E. 51th Street on Wednesday at about 1:20 a.m.

Firefighters on scene reported a two-story, multi-family residential building had fire showing from the second-story window at the front of the residence.

The Davenport Fire Department said in a media release, the occupant was outside the home when the fire department arrived.

Crews evacuated surrounding units, and search the unit while attacking the fire, officials said. The fire was quickly brought under control, and no occupants inside the fire residence.

The Davenport Fire Department said crews remained on scene for a few hours checking for hidden fire and initial fire investigation.

The occupant of the home, and one from the adjacent unit, were displaced by the fire, officials said. Red Cross responded to assist those displaced.

The fire department reported one minor injury to a firefighter that did not require immediate medical attention.

MidAmerican Energy assisted with controlling gas and electric to the residence, the fire department said.

Davenport Fire Department said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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