House Fire on Searles Ave. Under Investigation

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford man returns home Monday evening to find his house on fire.

The fire broke out around 5:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of Searles Avenue. Were told the homeowner tried to put out the blaze using a fire extinguisher, but he couldn't get it under control, so he called 911. Eight fire departments were sent to help put out the fire. A wood burning stove may have sparked the fire, but the state fire marshal has been called in to investigate. No on was hurt.

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