Overnight garage fire in Rockford injures one

Dubuque County Sheriff responded to a house fire overnight. (Image:MGN)
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ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- A 24-year-old man is injured following a garage fire that broke out just after 10 p.m. Sunday night in the 700 block of Island Avenue in Rockford.

According to the Rockford Fire department, the single car garage was fully engulfed in flames and three nearby structures sustained exterior damage and melted siding.

The man was burned from the garage fire, he was been transported to an area hospital for treatment. The severity of his burns are not known as this time.

Crews were able to quickly extinguished the flames and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Damage from the blaze is estimated at $10,000.