41 firefighters battle blaze on 6th street in Rockford

Damages estimated at $100K.
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 1:19 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 6:42 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A team of first responders took on a large structure fire in the sweltering heat Friday afternoon.

Responding units arrived around 12:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of 6th Street to find heavy flames coming from the back of a residents. Temperatures outside neared 90 degrees at the time.

The fire extended to a neighboring home, causing all occupants to evacuate. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze within 20 minutes, but damages are estimated at $100,000.

Paramedics handed out bottles water to the group of residents who safely escape both buildings.

Rockford Fire Department shared photos of the incident via Twitter around 1 p.m.

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