Muscatine Fire Crews battle house fire early Tuesday

Courtesy: Muscatine Fire Department

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) -
The Muscatine Fire Department has released information regarding the structure fire in Muscatine early Tuesday. They said at approximately 12:16 AM a 911 call came in saying there was a fire in a kitchen of a home at 1718 Miles Avenue in Muscatine.

According to the Muscatine Fire Department, the initial reports were that the residents were out at the time but four dogs were still inside and people were attempting to save the animals.

Once fire crews were on scene they said they were able to control the fire within 15 minutes. The fire damage was contained to the kitchen, but there was smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Investigators say the on-scene investigation is complete, and although a cause has not been determined to does not appear to be intentional at this time. The fire and smoke loss estimate is approximately $30,000.

Four dogs were brought out, given oxygen, and treated by Muscatine Fire Department staff. One reportedly was being taken to a vet and the other three recovered on scnee and were released back to the owners.

No injuries have been reported at this time. The Red Cross is assisting the family, who will be temporarily displaced.

ORIGINAL :
The Muscatine Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire early Tuesday Morning.

According to a Facebook post from the Muscatine Fire Department (see below) crews are working to revive a couple of dogs who took in smoke.

The fire took place on the 1700 block of Miles Avenue in Muscatine.

Crews are requesting the public to stay away from the area at this time.

It is unclear if there were any injuries or what the cause of this fire was. TV6 will continue to provide updates as they become available.