Rockford Scanner™: Parts Of Rock Valley College Have Been Evacuated


We have gotten reports of some areas of the Rock Valley College being evacuated due to a gas leak near the theater.

Building E, BST, F, G, have all been evacuated due to the gas leak. 

The cause of the gas leak is under investigation.

No reports of injuries. 



Rockford Scanner™: House Fire in Rockford, Several Emergency Personnel Battling The Fire

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Around 5:35 am this morning, several emergency personnel were battling a house fire in Rockford.

A house is on fire near N Second and Whitman st. 700 block of N Second st

Heavy flames and smoke are showing.

2 Story house, flames showing on the B side.

Unknown if the house is occupied.

Reports of at least one person injured and transported to a local ER.

Person came out of the basement with a child.

Search and rescue is underway.

Still developing.

UPDATE: They are telling the firefighters to back out, they have heavy fire in the rear roof. Partial roof collapse on the C side of the building. 716 North Second Street. Additional fire companies have been requested to the scene. They have upgraded this to a 2nd Alarm

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Source sent us the following screenshot. According to this, these passengers were boarding a plane at the Rockford Airport and were checking in a bag. The bag has 2 Christmas ornaments and a bottle of vodka in it. They tried to tell the airport authorities what it was, but they still evacuated the building. They detained the 2 guys in police squad cars while they investigated. They were able to confirm it was not a bomb and gave the all clear.

UPDATE: Police have the airport area blocked off.  Initial reports are saying it was a bomb threat. Sources have told us. They do believe it is a possible bomb. The bomb squad is on scene. Rockford Fire Department ambulance went out there with lights and sirens, unknown on injuries at this time. Still developing

Details are minimal right now due to the encryption.

Sources are reporting a bomb threat the Rockford Airport.

They are evacuating the Rockford Airport.  Almost 200 people have been evacuated. Several emergency personnel are en route to the scene.

This is still developing, check back later for updates

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