EAST MOLINE, Illinois -- A man trying to fix a furnace at a home in East Moline was sent to the hospital after a fire broke out.
The fire started Tuesday afternoon, November 5. The contractor was working at a home in the 2100 block of 9th Avenue when he went outside to get a tool for the project, according to a firefighter. That's when the home quickly filled with smoke.
The contractor was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. The home sustained heavy smoke damage.
A spokesperson with the East Moline Fire Department said this is a reminder for people to check their older appliances.