Investigators suspect arson in south side vacant house fire

Published: Dec. 27, 2019 at 8:51 PM CST
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The Rockford Fire Department is investigating a fire they suspect was arson.

It happened in the 2800 block of Hanson Street around 6 Friday night. Crews say neighbors called 911 for reports of a fire. When firefighters got to the scene they found the home was vacant and condemned.

The blaze was brought under control and a fire investigator determined it was set intentionally.

The city's building department was called in to board up the home. Officials say the fire caused around $10,000 in damages.

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