Vacant house fire in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- An empty home on Rockford's south side caught fire around 11:30 last night. When firefighters arrived to the 2800 block of 8th Street flames were showing from the side of the house. The blaze was controlled within ten minutes.

Officials say there was no power or gas in this house, so they are considering the fire suspicious. Damage is estimated at $30,000. No firefighters were injured.