Woman and 4 dogs escape Bettendorf fire

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Flames reportedly shot 30 feet in the air as fire damaged the back side of a Bettendorf, Iowa home.

Neighbors called 911to report the fire in the 2500 block of Central Avenue just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012. 

Fire department officials said a woman and her four dogs were home at the time of the fire.  They all escaped safely.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof of the home to allow heat and smoke to escape. 

The fire was under control at about 10:20 p.m.

 The cause of the fire was not yet known.

 No injuries were reported.