House Fire on Ellis Road in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford family is in shock tonight after a fire forces them out of their home. Fire crews were cutting out pieces of the roof of a home in the 3400 block of Ellis Street. The fire department says they saw smoke coming out of the back of the house when they arrived just after 1:30 this afternoon. The only person home at the time was the family dog, who is okay.

Fire crews are still trying to find out what caused the fire.

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