Around 10:55 pm, a call came in of box of fireworks that are either on fire or are in a fire. It is a 1 foot by 1 foot box in the 670 block of Biscayne Place in Roscoe, IL. Harlem Roscoe Fire Department is en route. Still developing.
UPDATE: One person will be a transported for medical eval. Rest are sign offs/refusals. Second ambulance and extra units were called off the call.
An auto accident is being reported at Alpine and Harrison. Reports of multiple injuries. Second ambulance is being requested to be en route. Please avoid this area at this time and find alternative routes! This is still developing!
Nice light show to the north, not to be confused with the fireworks we are live streaming on the page. These are in the form of a more natural light show, thanks to a weakening line of storms that are slowly moving to the northeast. It appears a weak outflow has formed out ahead of the line, which may cause our winds to shift to out of the northwest and briefly pick up a little bit. As far as rain goes, we might see some scattered showers for along the stateline, but most should stay dry tonight.
UPDATE: Corrected address is the 900 block of 8th Ave Court for an open burn.
UPDATE: Due to conflicting information, the call is being downgraded to two fire trucks. The address is unknown at this time, but open burning is ongoing.
Structure fire in Rockford in the 800 block of 8th Avenue. Emergency personnel are en route. Caller says flames are visible. This is still developing!
Just before 7 pm, a call came in for a man down at 451 Lafayette Ave, otherwise known as Haight Park. There is a report of a white male that is down in the park. Emergency personnel are en route as well are two park officers. This is still developing. Please avoid the area.
First fire truck has arrived.
Just after 6:40 pm, multiple units were dispatched for a possible structure fire in the 4100 block of Cushman Rd in Rockford, IL. Call reported there was a fire in his stove and that he was grabbing his dog and evacuating. Emergency personnel are en route. Still developing.
UPDATE: Emergency personnel on scene are reporting no smoke or flames are visible on three sides of the house. They will be investigating further. The call has since been downgraded to just a single engine and all others can return.
Just after 5:15 pm, a call came in for a possible structure fire around the area fo 4121 Auburn St in Rockford. Emergency personnel are en route/on scene. It is a two story apartment building with no smoke or fire showing from two sides. They are investigating. Still developing. Please avoid the area.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch just to the north of the Stateline for a line of thunderstorms that will be tracking to the east this afternoon and evening. A few areas immediately along the Stateline might see some scattered showers and storms from the trailing end of the line.
Across Wisconsins, hail the size of limes and winds up to 70 mph are possible.
Several sources were reporting a very serious accident this afternoon.
It happened around 1:20 pm near Hammertime,
near Business 20 and Andersen.
Several people were reported to be injured and several ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
Extrication crew was also requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle.
The cause of the accident is under investigation
News Release Number
Information: Temporary No Wake Order Lifted
Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 1000 Hours
Sheriff Gary Caruana has lifted the Temporary No Wake Order for the Rock River in Winnebago County effective immediately. The Sheriff’s office says river levels dropped overnight, prompting the Sheriff to rescind the No Wake Order.
As always, caution should be exercised in all areas when enjoying the river. Limit alcohol consumption and be aware of other boaters. For current river conditions and updates, contact the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office at the Rock River Information Line at (815) 319-6444.
Sheriff Gary Caruana
UPDATE: Three total victims. Two are sign offs, no injuries. The third is being evaluated by paramedics.
UPDATE: Two vehicles on all fours (aka, not a rollover). Everyone is out of the vehicles. Still unknown on injuries at this time. They are staging all oncoming emergency personnel on E Gleasman Rd.
Just after 10:50 am, a call came in of a two vehicle crash at Main St and Gleasman Rd. Rockton Fire department is en route/on scene. Please avoid the area and find an alternative route. Unknown on injuries at this time.
Photos by George Bower
UPDATE: RS fans are still reporting that Yale Bridge Rd still is closed. Please avoid the area and find an alternative route.
Earlier today the Rockton FD were dispatched for a structure fire with someone possibly trapped inside. It happened in the area of Yale Bridge.
When emergency personnel were on scene, they confirmed a fire and no one was inside.
A MABAS was toned out and several area fire departments were responding to assist.