Jack Daily News

Firefighters in Bettendorf, Iowa braved 4 feet of flood water to battle a structure fire early Wednesday morning. According to the City of Bettendorf, the fire occurred in a detached garage next to a home in the area of 24789 179th Street in Bettendorf. The only way to access the fire was via Zodiac Boat and once there, firefighters exited the boat and worked to protect the home next door to the garage. No one was hurt and the home was protected from serious damage while the garage was unsalvageable. Rock Island Arsenal and Riverdale Firefighters aided Bettendorf Firefighters in this remarkable effort and the residents of the home are safe and have been referred to the Red Cross of the Quad Cities for further assistance. Below is a remarkable photo given to the media courtesy of the City Bettendorf showing the remarkable bravery and dedication of these firefighters. Names of the fireman were not included in the press release.