Firefighters battle Moline house fire

MOLINE, Illinois -- Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire near 16th Street and 40th Avenue around 2 a.m. Friday.

A spokesperson from the Moline Fire Department said the main issue was heavy smoke, and they were still working to control it as the morning progressed.

The fire was initially believed to have started in the attic. The cause remained unknown as of 11 a.m.

A spokesperson from the fire department said a smoke detector alerted the homeowner to the fire.  She was able to escape safely, along with her pets.