Accidental fire causes thousands in damages

Published: Feb. 11, 2018 at 5:11 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A semi tractor is considered a total loss after it catches fire and causes damage to a garage in the 1500 block of Montague Road Sunday morning.

Fire crews arrived at the scene where heavy smoke was showing from a large, detached garage. Firefighters say they pried open an overhead door to find a semi tractor burning in and around the engine compartment. Crews were able to extinguish the fire. The truck is considered a total loss and there was damage to the ceiling of the garage. Crews say the estimated cost of damages is $40,000. No one was injured. Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.