Crews from the Davenport Fire Marshal’s Office are continuing to investigate the early Saturday morning explosion and fire at an apartment building in the 6500 block of Cedar Street.
Fire Marshal Jim Morris and District Chief Neil Gainey met with City building inspectors, the apartment building owner and a building contractor earlier Monday morning. The building contractor will begin the process of returning heat and hot water to the building and start the evaluation process of the structural damage and a timeline for repairs.
At this time no tenants will be able to return or occupy the building.
The occupant of the damaged apartment remains hospitalized.
Davenport Fire crews are investigating an early morning explosion at an apartment building that injured one man.
Shortly after 4AM Saturday morning, Davenport Fire crews responded to the 6500 block of Cedar Street. First crews on scene found a six unit apartment building with debris in the front and back yards. Davenport Fire District Chief Neil Gainey says it appeared the apartment building sustained some type of explosion.
The 16-person crew quickly searched for occupants and fire. One male occupant of the ground level apartment was outside the back door and required medical attention. He was treated and transported to Genesis East by Medic and a Davenport Fire crew member.
Crews quickly extinguished the fire and accounted for all remaining tenants. The Red Cross provided assistance to one adult and three children. The remaining six adult tenants had accommodations available.
Due to the fire and structural integrity of the building and the lack of heat and water, the tenants were unable to return to their apartments.
The incident is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Nothing further at this time.