Davenport house fire started in dryer, leaves smoke damage in basement

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DAVENPORT — A house northwest of the East Village reportedly caught fire Wednesday morning, December 28, 2016.

The fire, at a house in the 1500 block of Esplanade Avenue, started in the dryer located in the basement.  The fire was reported around 7:30 a.m.

The basement was partially damaged by smoke, but there were no injuries.

Ambulances had previously been blocking Esplanade Ave. at 5th Street.