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Several Families Displaced by Two Separate QC Fires

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Moline firefighters say Sunday's hot weather created an extra challenge for them on the scene of a multi-family fire in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue for several hours.

Crews from five area departments had to be rotated in and out to prevent the heat from taking its toll.

When firefighters arrived just after 10 a.m. Sunday, they found flames coming out the second story window and the back porch engulfed.

Putting the fire out completely was difficult:

"It's an old building. Very difficult to reach where it was burning, so we've been battling that for five hours now," Moline Deputy Fire Chief Ike Sederstrom said.

No serious injuries were reported, although one resident did receive a minor burn.

The Red Cross is assisting everyone who lived there with food, shelter and emotional support.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross is also helping out five other families after an early morning fire in Davenport.

Firefighters tell us when they arrived at the eight unit apartment building on Hillendale Road, they found a couch on fire in one lower level unit.

They were able to quickly put out the fire, and the fire damage was contained to that one apartment.

But, there was smoke damage throughout the rest of the building.

No one was hurt.

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