A couple and their dog escaped safely Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out in their home in rural LeClaire.

LeClaire Fire Chief Mark Slagle said the fire started shortly before 2 p.m. at the single-story home at 27682 Territorial Road, north of the LeClaire quarries.

“When we arrived, there was a fire on the northwest roof area,” Slagle said, adding that firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze.

The couple cannot return to their home until repairs are made, he said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Assisting LeClaire firefighters were Bettendorf and Princeton fire departments, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Medic EMS and LeClaire police, Slagle said.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.