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Cause of fire on Apache Drive under investigation

It happened around 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 12 at a home on the corner of Apache Dr. and Ottawa Rd.
Three area fire crews contain structure fire on Apache Dr., cause under investigation
Three area fire crews contain structure fire on Apache Dr., cause under investigation(WIFR)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 1:35 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three area fire departments were called in to help put out a fire at a home on Rockford’s east side Tuesday morning.

It happened around 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 12 at a home on the corner of Apache Dr. and Ottawa Rd. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found flames on the outside and second floor of the home. Crews from Cherry Valley, North Park Fire, and the Belvidere Fire Department were needed to help extinguish the fire.

According to Cherry Valley Fire Chief Joe Corl, nobody was home at the time. Investigators say the home will need some work, but it is not a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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