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Garage collapses in East Moline after heavy fire damage

A garage in East Moline collapsed after heavy fire damage Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16.

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — A fire that broke out in East Moline Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16 destroyed a house's garage.

The fire broke out just after 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at a home on the 200 block of 29th Avenue and Kennedy Drive.

Fire crews arrived on the scene to find thick flames pouring from the detached garage, with the fire threatening to damage the home.

Nearby agencies were called in to assist with the firefighting effort.

During the process, the garage collapsed as a result of the heavy damage it had sustained.

Eventually, crews were able to bring the fire under control, with only minor damage done to the siding of the home.

The cause of the fire was unknown as of Sunday. No injuries were reported.

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