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Rockford Fire battles barn fire Thursday morning

Wind-driven flames destroyed all of the contents of the structure.
No injuries caused by the blaze
No injuries caused by the blaze(MGN)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 6:36 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford Fire crews responded to a barn fire in the 8700 block of East State Street in Rockford early Thursday.

Just before 3:30 a.m., Rockford Fire arrived on scene for a barn fire. Officials said that residents woke up to their barn engulfed in flames.

According to the Rockford Fire Department, the barn was approximately 3,600-square feet and stored chickens, straw bales and a small engine repair shop. Wind-driven flames destroyed all of the contents of the structure.

No one was hurt fighting the fire. Crews are still working to put out any smoldering material.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the damages are estimated at $60,000.

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