Multiple departments fighting fire in Moline
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - Several fire departments battle a structure fire on North Shore Drive in Moline Friday morning.
The Moline Fire Department responded at 4:16 a.m. to a structure fire in the 1700 block of North Shore Drive, according to a media release.
Crews found an attached garage on fire, firefighters said. The garage was attached to a two-story home. The three people living in the home were safely outside before crews arrived.
The cold weather and lack of fire hydrants in the unincorporated area made the task of controlling the fire difficult, crews said. Mutual aid was requested from the Coal Valley Fire Department and Blackhawk Fire Protection District who provided two water tanker trucks bringing near continuous water after arriving on scene.
According to crews, the fire was under control within about one hour. As of 9:20 a.m., crews were still on scene.
The fire is under investigation, Firefighters said.
According to fire department officials, assistance was also provided by the East Moline, Rock Island, and Arsenal fire departments; the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department, Moline Public Works, MidAmerican Energy and the Moline Second Alarmers.
The Moline Fire Department gave a special thanks to MetroLink for having a bus to be used for warming and rehab during the fire.
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