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Davenport Fire: Heavy flames destroy 7-unit home on Pershing Avenue

Smoke could be seen billowing out of the home Monday afternoon as crews battled the flames.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Firefighters worked for several hours to put out flames Monday, June 20 after fire engulfed a house on Pershing Avenue, according to a news release from the Davenport Fire Department.

Crews responded at about 2:30 p.m. Monday to multiple reports of fire on the porch of a house that had been converted into seven apartment units. 

News 8's Jenna Webster witnessed the porch collapse from the house Monday afternoon in the 1100 block of Pershing as crews worked to put out the heavy flames both on the inside and outside.

According to the fire department, five apparatus and three command vehicles responded to the incident, with multiple crews working on rotation due to the high temperatures and amount of fire present.

After hours of controlling hot spots on the scene throughout the night, firefighters were able to extinguish the flames but deemed the house a total loss.

As of Tuesday, June 21, the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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