Davenport Fire Department investigates cause of fire Monday

Crews were on scene of the fire throughout the night
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 2:43 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Crews were on the scene of a house fire in the 1100 block of Pershing Avenue Monday throughout the night.

The Davenport Fire Department responded to the structure fire about 2:20 p.m., according to a media release. The fire department rotated crews due to elevated eat and extended time to extinguish the fire.

According to officials, the Scott Emergency Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire on the porch extending to the house.

Officials said as crews arrived they reported seeing a very large amount of fire on the front and side of the building with flames both on the interior and exterior.

Crews quickly attempted to extinguish the fire with multiple hose lines from different directions, officials said. Multiple aerial apparatus were utilized to help with fire control from an elevated position, because of the large active fire present.

Crews were on the scene throughout the night to control hot spots, officials said.

According to officials, no one was sent to the hospital and everyone in the building is accounted for.

The structure was converted into seven apartments and is considered a total loss, firefighters said.

According to officials, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Davenport Medic EMS, MidAmerican Energy and the Red Cross assisted on the scene.

The Red Cross was notified and responded to the scene to assist. Medic EMS and MidAmerican Energy responded and assisted on the scene.

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