Multiple fire crews battled a large fire at a Quad Cities livestock facility. According to NBC affiliate KQWC, crews responded to the Rock Island Livestock Auction just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

They found the fire had spread throughout the buildings and barns, encompassing about 200 yards of land — the size of two football fields.

Authorities believe everyone is accounted for with no injuries. Also accounted for are 23 animals, although one one has died and one was still at large early Sunday.


As of Sunday morning, Rock Island firefighters were monitoring hay that was still burning. The cause is under investigation.