City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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2013 Media Releases - . - Brush Fire in Bettendorf

At approximately 12:44 p.m., dispatch received a call concerning a brush fire at I-80 rest area westbound. A rest area maintenance worker was burning brush that got out of control. The fire spread to heavy timber brush approximately one half to three quarter miles from the original location.

Due to thick smoke, Iowa State Patrol was notified to assist with traffic control on I-80 due to visibility. One lane of the interstate was closed for approximately 30 minutes.

Golfers on the course at Hidden Hills were evacuated to the clubhouse.

The fire was out at approximately 2:00 p.m. LeClaire and Riverdale Fire Departments assisted with the call.

There were no injuries.