EAST MOLINE, Illinois — An abandoned house burned to the ground in East Moline. Crews responded to a fire in the 400 block of 37th Street in East Moline around 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.
When they arrived, the house was engulfed in flames, forcing crews into a defensive operation.
"They were in the process of dismantling it. They were gonna tear it down and build another structure there. So they were burning trash, that's what caused the fire, it got into the structure," said Battalion Chief Curt Frerichs.
No injuries have been reported.