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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Bettendorf Fire Department hosts a live-fire investigation training

VIDEO: The Bettendorf Fire Department hosted a live-fire investigation training event with the aim of enhancing fire response and recovery procedures within the local community, covering every aspect in responding to a fire, starting from the initial emergency response all the way through to the final restoration phase. The training session brought together a wide array of experts ranging from first responders, fire investigators, restoration specialists, insurance adjusters, and even attorneys. The event offered everyone involved in fire-related incidents a unique opportunity to collaborate, share insights, and network effectively. “A lot of times, we only see each other at these stressful times on the scene of a fire, or in the aftermath of a fire,” said Greg Marty, Fire Consultant with Fire Tech Investigations.
KWQC-TV NBC 6 Davenport

No injuries reported from Davenport duplex fire

No injuries were reported from a fire at a residential duplex in Davenport. The Davenport Fire Department responded to the 500 block of N. Ripley St. for a structure fire on September 26 at approximately 4:59 p.m. Crews arrived with three engines, two ladder trucks and one district chief for an initial response of 15 personnel. Firefighters found light smoke showing from the west side of the small duplex. The fire was located in a first-floor closet of the building. Fire crews extinguished the main body of fire in approximately two minutes, and additional crews were assigned primary search. Two residents were assisted out of the structure, along with two dogs. Red Cross was called for the displaced residents. Crews were on scene for approximately one hour checking for extension of the fire and to investigate the cause.
KLJB-TV FOX 18 Davenport

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Marshalltown Fire Department responds to house fire started by key in socket

The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a house fire around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. In a press release sent out by the department, it stated that the scene was at 2009 S 4th Ave. When crews got there, they found light smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story, split-level house. After investigating, a small fire was found in a bedroom on the second floor. A key was pushed into the socket of a power strip, causing the fire. The fire department quickly distinguished the fire with water. In total, crews were at the scene for about an hour. Nobody in the house was hurt, nor were any firefighters.
KGAN-TV CBS 2 Cedar Rapids

Fire at Marion Hy-Vee causes evacuations

A fire at the HyVee in Marion caused the grocery store to have to evacuate Monday afternoon. At approximately 1:00 p.m., Marion Fire was called to the 3600 block of Highway 151 for a report of a fire. Marion Fire Chief Tom Fagan said the fire started in a refrigerator unit and was out by the time they got there. However, there was quite a bit of smoke throughout the building which forced people to evacuate. After approximately an hour, the building was properly ventilated and staff were allowed back inside. The store was then allowed to re-open for business another hour after that. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids

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