Around 3:30 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fully engulfed house fire. In the area of the 500 block of Howard, on Rockford West Side. When the RFD arrived on scene they confirmed the house was fully engulfed and were laying a booster.
The house is believed to be abandoned. It has a red “X” on it
There were some kids in the building just prior to the fire.
Rockford Fire on scene of a structure fire at 500 Howard Ave. Medic6 and Engine6 on scene and reports flames and smoke showing