UPDATE: The trailer had a previous fire there 3 months ago. And somehow caught back on fire again. The scene was quickly handled and under control. No injuries were being reported.
Sources are reporting a trailer fire.
It happened just after 10 pm tonight in the area of South Main and Blue Lake ave. Several area fire departments are en route to assist in battling the fire. Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this. This is still developing. The cause of the fire in under investigation.
UPDATE: Police have charged him with 2 more counts of arson in Rockford.
Garages in the 1700 block of S. 5th St. in Rockford on Feb. 28 and March 20. , he was arrested for allegedly setting these fires also.
Officials said he has been charged in these fire incidents and said more charges may be pending.
January 17th in the 1000 block of Iroquois ave
Two trailer fires on Jan. 27th and Feb. 3rd in the 1500 block of Linda ave.
Jan. 3rd a dumpster in the 4000 block of Prairie ave
Police said they are investigating and think he is involved in several more, and said more charges might be pending. But couldn’t say more because it is an open investigation. Officials said he was a firefighter at Blackhawk Fire Dept. but released him after he was arrested.
Sources are reporting a local firefighter has been charged with multiple counts of arson.
Police have arrested 21-year-old Brandon Cox on multiple counts of arson.
He is booked in the Winnebago County Jail on $25,000 bail and his next court date is 3/25/2019 at 1:30 pm.
There have been several fires in the Blackhawk Fire Department District, … We been told his charges stems from some of these fires. The same district he was reported to be a firefighter in. It is not yet clear if he is still a firefighter now or not. Officials have yet to release any information on this.