Friday, August 12 2022

Residents of a Silvis building were moved after a fire on Saturday evening.

Police and firefighters were called to 118 10th St. around 8:15 p.m.

According to historical records, the three-story building was erected in 1905. The building has 12 bedrooms, four efficiency apartments, while the third floor has six bedrooms.

Residents said the fire was started by one of the building’s occupants, but this was not confirmed by authorities in Silvis on Saturday evening.

A press release from the Silvis Fire and Police Department is expected on Sunday.

Authorities did not say Saturday night if anyone was injured or arrested in connection with the fire.

The American Red Cross of Quad-Cities and West-Central Illinois has been called to assist those displaced by the fire. Authorities did not reveal how many people needed help on Saturday evening.

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Firefighters remained on site for several hours to ensure there were no hot spots that could ignite again.

Moline, East Moline, Hampton, Colona and Carbon Cliff-Barstow Fire Protection District Fire Departments, and Moline second responders responded to the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated as authorities release more information.

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