No injuries after Saturday fire in Rockford | New

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) – No one was hurt after a house fire in Rockford on Saturday afternoon.

New information from the Rockford Fire Department indicates crews were called to the 1700 block of Genoa St. just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday to a fire report.

A few minutes later, firefighters discovered a fire at the back of the house. The fire, only outside the house, was extinguished in less than five minutes.

No one was injured in the fire.

Only the exterior cladding of the house and a window were damaged. RFD indicates that the damage caused by the fire is estimated at $2,500.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but RFD says it was accidental.


ROCKFORD (WREX) – Firefighters were called to battle a house fire in Rockford on Saturday afternoon.

The Rockford Fire Department tweeted just before 1 p.m. Saturday that crews were fighting a house fire in the 1700 block of Genoa St.

Firefighters at the scene said one person was in the home when the fire broke out, but was not injured.

Footage from the scene shows damage to the exterior of the house.

The Rockford Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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