UPDATE: Fire breaks out in abandoned residential structure in Rockford

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UPDATE: Crews were on the scene until about 5 AM. The building was a city-owned property in the 1400 block of South 6th Street, and the fire is being investigated. No nearby properties were affected. The Fire Department says the building is a total loss.

Photo courtesy Rockford Fire Department Twitter feed (@RockfordFire).


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A fire broke out at an abandoned residential structure around 2 AM this morning near 6th Street and Broadway. Crews are currently on the scene trying to contain the fire.