Early morning blaze severely damages Moline home

MOLINE, Illinois -- An early morning fire caused around $50,000 damage to a Moline home, but neither the residents who were home at the time or a pet suffered major injuries.

According to Moline Fire Department Capt. Kevin Neff, crews arrived at 2406 47th St. shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday to find heavy flames and smoke in the northwest corner of the house. Firefighters fought the fire from both the outside and interior of the structure, bringing it under control. The most damage was in one bedroom, with smoke and water damage throughout.

Two residents and their pet escaped the blaze before firefighters arrived, Neff said. One occupant had minor smoke inhalation, but did not require hospitalization.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.