House Fire

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An outdoor extension cord ignited a fire at a southeast Rockford home Saturday evening.

Just before 6 p.m. neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the back of a house at 4949 Clear Sky Drive. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire. No one was home at the time.

Investigators say an extension corded plugged into a pool started the fire that spread to the home. Damage is estimated at $75,000.