Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Exploded In Rockford, Still Developing


Just after 2 pm, the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a fire/explosion call.

Initial reports are saying a vehicle has exploded near 213 Peoples in Rockford. (A salvage yard near Gunite)

The business is reporting the explosion shook their business. (Update: Several people reporting the explosion shook their business and houses, as far as Harrison and 11th)

Unknown if the vehicle is occupied.

The vehicle is reported to be full engulfed.

The fire has extended to other nearby objects

They are telling the firefighters to stay at least 80 feet  from the fire.

The cause of the explosion and fire is under investigation.

Still developing

Credit: Mark P.