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Structure Fire at Chateau Knoll

POSTED: February 5, 2018

At 1:25 p.m. this afternoon, Bettendorf Fire was dispatched to 3021 Chateau Knoll for a structure fire. Upon arrival firefighters saw heavy black smoke coming from the third floor.

A third floor apartment had smoke damage and the fire damage was contained to the sofa, carpet, and the area around the sofa. The fire was out at 1:34 p.m. Bettendorf Police assisted the Fire Department in evacuating the building. The person who lived in the apartment came home and found the fire. He told a maintenance worker who was working across the hall. The maintenance worker called 911 and contained the fire with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire was an overheated notebook computer.

Red Cross was called to assist the two residents who live in the apartment. All other residents were allowed to return to their apartments.

There were no injuries.