Red Cross assisting residents from Moline apartment building fire - UPDATE
UPDATE: The Red Cross has assisted approximately 70 residents to find shelter overnight after fire crews responded to an apartment fire.
One civilian sustained minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
Fire units stayed on scene throughout the night and into the morning, Thursday, Dec. 21 to watch for hot spots. Residents were assisted to reclaim any personal belongings from their apartment before being relocated to a Red Cross Shelter.
Property damage to the building and its contents is estimated to be approximately $150,000 due to fire, smoke and water damage.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but remains under investigation by Lieutenant Schaumburg.
Rock Island Fire Command and an Engine Company were auto aid units received. Rock Island Arsenal Fire and Bettendorf Fire along with ambulances from AMT were part of a box alarm response. MidAmerican Energy Gas and Electric crews also responded.
ORIGINAL: Fire crews responded to Timber Ridge apartments in Moline Wednesday, December 20th. Residents quickly evacuated the building on the 2100 block of 18th Avenue. One tenant says there was heavy smoke inside.
The Red Cross is temporarily sheltering residents displaced by the fire at the Timber Ridge apartments. An overnight shelter will be open at the Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church at 1201 13th Street in Moline. Anyone displaced by the fire is encouraged to go to the shelter for a safe place to stay.
We have reached out to Moline fire for additional information and will update this story when more information becomes available.