House Fire Uproots Family

By: Joe Hamilton
By: Joe Hamilton

A fire badly damages a Rockford home Sunday night. The Northwest Suburban Fire Department says the fire apparently started in the attic of the house at 4991 Orchard Lane.

The residents inside say they smelled smoke in the attic.

The called the fire department and left the home safely.

Extreme cold was a real problem for the responding fire departments. One fire hydrant froze so extra tankers were called in as backups. There is no word on how much damage was caused.

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