Rockford Scanner®: At Least One Person Trapped During A Structure Fire in Rockford






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Just after 10 pm tonight several units from the Rockford Fire Department were on scene of a structure fire on Haskell in Rockford . (900 block)

There is a confirmed fire.  Sounds like a multifamily structure.

Reports of at least one person trapped on the 3rd floor.

Still developing

UPDATE: Sounds like the situation is under control now. Red Cross is assisting

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Couple Of Robberies At Local Businesses Being Reported, Also A House Fire






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Sources reporting a few scenes in Rockford.

  • Subway at 3021 Rockton ave: Source said a possible robbery
  • Walgreens at 2525 S Alpine: Sources said a possible robbery
  • 911 Whitman st: House fire (Stove on fire)

As you know RPD are encrypted, so we can’t confirm anything right now.  No suspect information, due to the encryption.


UPDATE:

On 11-12-18 at 8:09 hours Officers responded to Walgreens, 2525 S. Alpine Rd., in reference to an armed robbery to the business. The suspect entered the store and approached the cashier. He displayed a knife and demanded money. The suspect then took an undetermined amount of money and fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 175 pounds, wearing a black coat and darker pants with a black hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.

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Rockford Scanner®: Several Emergency Personnel En Route To A Structure Fire in Loves Park






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Around 3:50 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a structure fire near 5149 Bluff ct in Loves Park.

There is reports of a structure fire near this location

Smoke is reported showing. Several units from the LPFD and NPFD and HRFD are en route.  Still developing

 







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Rockford Scanner®: One Person Just Shot, Vehicle On Fire At The Shooting Scene







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UPDATE:

On Friday November 9, 2018 at 9:14pm, Rockford Officers responded to W. State St & Johnston Ave in reference to shots fired and a car crash.  Through further investigation, Officers learned that the vehicle that crashed was being chased by a dark colored 2-door Ford Mustang.  Gunfire was believed to be exchanged between both vehicles.  A male passenger from the crashed car sustained minor injuries.  It was unclear if his injuries occurred from the gunfire or car crash.  A utility pole was damaged at the scene of the crash.  Barricades were placed to close the curb lane in the area of W. State St & Day Ave until ComEd is able to repair the damaged pole.

This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.


W State near the scene is shut down. Avoid the area! From Way-Lo all the way down to Johnston.   There was a chase, shots were fired during the chase.  A vehicle crashed into 2 utility poles.


Around 9:20 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to a shooting victim, vehicle on fire at the shooting scene.

It happened in the 200 block of N Johnston

Reports of at least one person shot.  Sounds like it is life threatening. The police took the victim via their squad car to the nearby hospital.

A pole is snapped in half near State and Day.

No suspect information, due to the police encryption

Sources are saying this was a  chase with shots fired that ended up  with a shooting victim.  We can not confirm this, due to the encryption.

 

 


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Rockford Scanner®: Rockford Fire Department Battling A House Fire, Unknown On Injuries. Still Developing






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UPDATE: One person has been injured. Burn to the hand. Unknown if it is an emergency personnel who was injured, or if it was the resident. Flames are confirmed and RFD laying a booster line to battle the house fire.

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Around 10 AM several emergency personnel were responding to a house fire in Rockford.

Initial reports are saying there’s a house fire in the 600 block of Alliance. Smoke and flames are reported coming from the house.

Unknown at the houses occupied at this time.

This is still developing check back later for updates

Photos below by Jeremy Owens

 







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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Exploded In Rockford, Still Developing

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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

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Rockford Scanner™: Another Vacant House On Fire, Still Developing

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Just before 8:30 pm, the Rockford Fore Department were battling a vacant house fire.

Flames were coming from a vacant house.

RFD arrived on scene and confirmed flames were showing and were laying a booster line to battle the fire.

It happened 2900 block of  S 4th st , see map

The cause of the fire is under investigation

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Rockford Scanner™: Fire & Explosion At A Local Business

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Sources reporting a fire/explosion at a business near Kingston.

It happened this morning at US Chrome at 305 Herbert, in Kingston.

Initial reports are saying someone was using a plasma cutter to cut opena tank, when something inside the tank ignited and exploded and caught the business on fire.

No reports of injuries.  Several area fire departments helped battle the fire.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling A Kitchen Fire

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Sources reporting the Rockford Fire Department is at an address on 17th ave in Rockford.

Initial reports are saying there is a kitchen fire inside a residence on 17th ave.

No other information is available at this time.

Check back later for possible updates.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Possible Structure Fire Near Behr

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Around 2:30 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were responding to another structure fire call on the East side.

There are reports of a house on fire near the Behr Recycling place off of Kishwaukee and Behr. Reports of a large amount of smoke coming from a house just North of this location.

1002 Kishwaukee, there is an open burning complain that might be related to this.

Rockford Fire Department investigating

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rockford fire Department responding to a structure fireon the east side

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Around 12:15 PM the Rockford fire department were responding to a structure fire.

It happened in the area of Horton and Reed

Initial reports are saying a detached garage is on fire.

Several units from Rockford fire department are in route to the scene

This is still developing check back later for possible updates

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rockford fire department battling another apartment complex fire

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Just after 3:30 PM the Rockford fire department were responding to a possible apartment fire.

There is reports of one of the apartments inside the apartment complex on fire, near the Orchard Hills Apartments near  Charles Street.

Smoke is visible at the scene. Several units from the Rockford fire department are in route. This is still developing

They are laying a booster line to battle the fire, there is a confirmed fire. But was quickly under control. Still developing.

 







Rockford Scanner™:Man Lights Cigarette Near An Oxygen Tank, Tank Blows Up in Rockford

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Just after 3 pm today, the Rockford Fire Department were responding to an explosion call.

We missed the exact location, but it was in Rockford (Rockford Fire Department responding)

A man lit a cigarette near an oxygen tank. The oxygen tank exploded. The man has burns on has face and is having trouble breathing.

Still developing

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Two Different House Fire Calls, Still Developing



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Around 3:30 PM Several emergency personnel were responding to two different house fire calls.

The first one had been in Loves Park Near Tupelo Rd. LPFD & NPFD Were responding to the scene. Initial reports are saying a dishwasher was on fire inside the residence. The fire was extinguished and the fire department is checking for extensions and ventilating the house. 

The second fire call happened in Rockford near 1319 21st st. Details are very minimal at the time of writing this but there is reports of a house on fire near this location. Several units from the Rockford fire department are in route to the scene.

UPDATE: Valid fire, but the RFD were able to get the situation under control pretty quickly. No injuries have been reported.

Both fire scenes are under investigation

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rockford fire department battling an apartment fire, Possible multiple injuries being reported



 

Around 1 AM the Rockford Fire Department were responding to an apartment fire. It happened in the 800 block of N. Court St. Multi family apartment complex.

There is confirmed smoke in the first floor hallway. Several people are reporting smoke inhalation and several ambulances are en route to the scene. Medical are staging at N Court and Fisher ave.

There is still at least one person inside the building that was going door-to-door that is now on the second floor of the structure and possibly trapped.

This is still developing, check back later for updates

UPDATE: Fire under control at 1:08 am. 2 confirmed victims. Male in his late 20’s and a male in his 60’s. Both have smoke inhalation. 805 North Court Street. Fire is under control in an apartment on the first floor. Heavy smoke was noted throughout the building. Two building occupants transported with non life threatening injuries for smoke inhalation

 







Rockford Scanner™: Fire At A Local Nursing Home, Several Emergency Personnel En Route

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Around 8:20 am this morning, the Rockford Fire Department were originally dispatched for a fire alarm at a local nursing home.

It happened at Fairhaven on N Alpine.

They have upgraded this to a general, there is smoke visible in the elevator area.  Several emergency personnel are en route.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling A Structure Fire, Still Developing

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Sources reporting there is a structure fire in Rockford.

It happened in the 2100 block of S 5th st

Smoke was showing from the C side of the first floor of the structure.

Still Developing

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: 2nd Alarm Fire At A Business Near Cherry Valley/Boone

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Around 5:30 pm tonight, several fire departments were responding to a 2nd alarm fire in Boone County.

Initial reports are saying the structure fire is near 648 Highway 20 near Cherry Valley/Boone.  That address is the FPM Heat Treating.

Several fire departments are enroute to help battle the fire.

Still developing


Update from RS fans

“Currently a MABAS 4th alarm structure fire in progress at FPM Heat Treat at 640 US Rte 20 in Cherry Valley. Search and rescue complete; all-clear issued. Requesting Belvidere Fire MDU (mass decontamination unit) for ammonia tank. Unit 393 to deliver. Actively pumping water now. Cherry Valley ladder truck out of service; 2nd ladder still requested. Requesting ComEd and Nicor to scene. Ambulance on site; 2nd ambulance en route. Rockford Fire en route with ladder and chief.”







Rockford Scanner™: Possible Structure Fire in Rockford, RFD En Route

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Around 6:30 am this morning, the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a possible structure fire. 

Details are minimal right now,  There is a possible structure fire in the 500 block of Score st. 

Rockford Fire Department are en route 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: The North Park Fire Protection District has added a rescue tax to the upcoming ballot. If passed, the additional dollars would help support equipment maintenance and provide volunteers with on-call pay.

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The North Park Fire Protection District has added a rescue tax to the upcoming ballot. If passed, the additional dollars would help support equipment maintenance and provide volunteers with on-call pay.

Despite what many think – we receive our funding only from property taxes from residents, billing of non-residents, through the Illinois Tollway billing contract and a relatively small amount comes from the state in the form of Foreign Fire Tax (projected at $44,400 for this fiscal year).

We receive no funds from the county’s public safety tax, from sales tax in any of the areas we serve, etc.

And in no way, shape or form is our referendum a veiled attempt to provide a fire district tax funded ambulance service.

Our ambulance service will continue to remain provided by a private contractor at no cost to taxpayers unless utilized, which will result in direct billing for their services.

Voting yes on our referendum would allow us to continue to be able to insure we have top notch equipment and vehicles, pay our volunteers as true paid on call firefighters and save for future large capital expenses.