Arson suspected from Rockford house fire Thursday morning

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rockford Fire Department suspects arson as the cause of a Rockford house fire on North Main earlier this morning.

Firefighters were called to the house at 3729 North Main around 7:15 a.m. Officials say all people in the home evacuated safely prior to crews arriving.

The fire was put out in about 10 minutes. It caused about $20,000 in damages, and the house was considered uninhabitable.

The people in the house were relocated by Stepping Stones of Rockford staff. The investigation for the fire is ongoing.