An afternoon house fire in Rockford takes the lives of two dogs.
The Rockford Fire Department responded to a house fire at 265 Lilac Lane a little after 3 P.M.
The department's training Chief Matthews Knott responded to the fire from his residence located one block away. He deployed 2-Stat-X First Responder extinguishers to contain the fire. Fire suppression crews arrived soon after and knocked down the remainder of the fire.
Fire units remained on the scene for several hours.
The fire is under investigation at this time.