Red Cross Helping Family of 7 After House Fire

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It's been a cold night for firefighters battling a house fire on Rockford's east side.

Around 7:00 p.m. crews were called to a home on 800 block of 18th Street. When firefighters got to the scene flames were shooting out of the back bedroom window.

We're told the family of seven got out safe and the Red Cross is helping them find somewhere else to stay because there was extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home.

Firefighters say damage estimates come in at around $55,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigating.


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