Significant Fire Damage to Davenport's Credit Island Lodge
It has been almost a week since the devastating fire at Davenport's Credit Island Lodge and Wednesday night, city leaders got a look at the damage and potential fixes.
We knew it would be bad when roof tresses were the only things rising into the sky once the fire was out, but Fire Chief Lynn Washburn showed council members just how bad, showing them pictures and video.
There is heavy charring on a support beam, open sky where there should be roof, debris from a collapsed second floor, and, of course, water everywhere.
The building is insured, but insurance requirements limit what happens next.
City Administrator Craig Malin says, "So if the repairs cost more than $306,000 dollars, we have to elevate the building,and not by a little bit, by taller than I am. Or you have to flood-proof it."
Crews are still assessing damage and securing the lodge.
And we should have an idea in the coming days of just how much damage there is, and how much it could cost to fix it.