Emergency crews battle fire at Moline propane tank facility

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 9:21 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2023 at 5:49 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Emergency crews were on scene for several hours after a fire broke out at a propane tank servicing facility Thursday night.

Moline firefighters responded at 8:22 p.m. to 2607 4th Ave. and found smoke coming from all sides of the one-story commercial building.

The building was the business location for Sims LP Gas Corporation, fire officials said.

The initial crew went into the building to put out the fire but withdrew shortly. Fire command determined the threat from the LP cylinders was high and a defense attack was initiated, fire officials said.

Two elevated ladder towers and ground monitors were used to control and ultimately extinguish the fire in about two hours.

Crews remained on the scene to complete overhaul and look for hidden fires still burning, fire officials said.

Several homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

The fire is under investigation by the Moline Fire Department Bureau of Investigations.