The victim has died. The fire is under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sources are reporting a house fire on the East side.
It happened around 3 am at 801 18th st, across from Church Hill Park.
Reports of smoke coming from the house, and flames were seen in the windows. RFD is on scene laying a booster line to battle the fire.
UPDATE: At least one person has been located inside the residence. Injuries were being reported. Reported to be life threatening and possibly fatal.
There are holes in the floor of the residence. They are telling the firefighters to use extreme caution while battling the fire.
Animal control has been dispatched to the scene.
Sources said 3 pets died in the fire.
Update on 18th Avenue fire: victim died as result of injuries from the fire. Fire is under control, investigation is underway to determine origin and cause. pic.twitter.com/Wcs75N5k8Q
— Rockford Fire (@RockfordFire) April 19, 2019