House explodes in Rockford early Wednesday morning

Published: Oct. 4, 2023 at 5:36 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A vacant Rockford home was victim to an explosion early Wednesday morning.

The blast happened just after 1 a.m. on 15th Avenue, which is on the city’s southeast side.

Rockford Fire officials say the explosion ignited a fire in the home. Officials describe the surrounding homes as covered with debris. They add a number of houses sustained damages, including broken windows and doors. confirms a power outage in the area.

Crews are actively working at the scene, and there are no reports of any injuries. The incident did around $45,000 in damages. The cause is under investigation.