Flames engulf former Rockford automotive shop

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rockford Fire Department extinguished a commercial fire early Monday morning.

Around 12:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the 500 block of Simpson Road for a fully engulfed structure fire to the former Rick's Automotive repair shop.

A demolition crew was called to the scene to tear down the abandoned building, no firefighters made entry. No injuries were reported.

The cause is still under investigation. The damages are estimated to be $20,000.