Fire erupted in a bedroom and tore through the rest of a Rock Island home Friday morning, displacing four adults, officials said.

Rock Island firefighters responded at 8:05 a.m. to the southwest corner of 13th Street and 13th Avenue and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the west side of the home, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Yerkey said.

Three adults were inside the multi-family home when the fire started. A male resident living in one of two first-floor apartments, where the fire started, alerted residents in the other first-floor apartment and an upstairs apartment, Yerkey said.

The male resident attempted to extinguish the fire himself, but it spread too rapidly, Yerkey said.

Firefighters pulled a charred mattress out of the first-floor apartment.

The building is uninhabitable at this time, and the American Red Cross of the Quad-Cities Area assisted the residents with an emergency place to stay, food, necessary medications or health items and clothes.

No one was injured, and the cause is under investigation.

Locations

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
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.