Rockford firefighter taken to the hospital after falling through the floor of a structure fire

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford firefighter is taken to a local hospital after falling through the floor during a house fire in the 1200 block of 15th Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Rockford Fire say they were called for a vacant two family structure fire. The Department says they were able to put out the fire on outside of the building quickly, but while working on the hot spots inside, a firefighter fell through the floor receiving injuries to the ribs and shoulder.

Officials say the firefighter has been released from the hospital.

The Department says the building was a total loss, so it was demolished on Saturday. The cause of the fire is unknown.