Just after 4 PM Rockford fire department were dispatched to an address on 18th Ave. Initial scanner traffic is saying there is a burn victim near this location. While en route to the scene, The dispatcher said the person has possibly passed away. They requested a fire investigator to the scene. It is not yet known the cause. This is still developing
UPDATE: Confirmed fatal. RS Fan said the victim was found by his grandson in or near the yard. Officials said the man was burning leaves in the yard and it got out of control, when the victim caught on fire.