UPDATE: Harlem-Roscoe fire truck iced-over after Rockford Township fire

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: Jan. 31, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

After battling a fire for hours at the Rockford Township highway office, fire crews released a photo showing the impact of the frigid cold weather.

The Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department shared a photo of an iced-over fire truck at the scene of a six-alarm fire at 404 N. Springfield Ave.

More than a dozen fire crews were working to contain the fire Wednesday night. Officials have not yet determined a cause for the fire.

Officials says extra responders will be on deck for emergencies Thursday after some fire trucks affected by last night's battle.


Updated: Jan. 30, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

The owner of the Mobile gas station on Springfield Avenue across from the blaze reached out to the 23 News to let the firefighters battling the flames know their doors are open for coffee or hot chocolate.


Published: Jan. 30, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

The Rockford Township highway department building on the 400 block of Springfield Avenue is actively on fire.

At this time no details have been released as to when and how the fire was started.

23 News has crew on the scene investigating and will report back once information is release.

This is a developing story.