'All hands on deck' at fire in Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) - A Muscatine house sustained about $30,000 in damages when an early morning fire broke out Thursday.

Around 4:12 a.m. Thursday, the Muscatine Joint Communications Center received a 911 call about a roof on fire in the 2900 block of Fairhaven Street.

Firefighters initially did not know if anyone was in the house, according to a media release from the Muscatine Fire Department. The fire was discovered by people driving by.

They tried to alert the residents but were unsuccessful, according to the release.

People on the scene forced the door and were met by the residents.

MUSCOM had called the residents and alerted them at the same time police arrived, according to the release.

Fire crews arrived a short time later. Both residents and their dog escaped without injury.

Firefighters found flames on the roof near the chimney. The main body of the fire was extinguished in about 10 minutes, according to the release.

Due to the scorching of blown-in insulation in the attic areas, crews remained on scene for several hours to ensure the fire was completely out.

The attic and roof will likely need to be replaced and the initial damage is estimated at $30,000, according to the release.

The fire department was assisted by the Fruitland Fire Department. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the residents.

The fire department has not yet said what caused the fire.

ORIGINAL:Fire crews responded to an early morning house fire on Fairhaven St. just east of North Houser.

The Muscatine Fire Department tells TV6 the fire broke out about 4:30 a.m. Multiple crews from surrounding volunteer departments also responded to what's being called an 'all hands on deck' situation.

Details on damage or any injuries are unclear. A TV6 crew is headed to the scene.