House explodes in Rockford early Wednesday morning
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. Comed.com 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.
This morning at 1:04am crews responded to a report of a vacant building explosion with fire in the 1600 block of S.5th Street. First arriving units reported the building sustained heavy damage with visible fire. The cause is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/7Cc5a6xXkh— Rockford Fire (@RockfordFire) October 4, 2023
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