Rockford Scanner™: Sources Are Reporting A Vehicle Blew Up In Rockford

Update:  There were 2 vehicle fires around the same time.  First one was on N Horsman.  While emergency personnel were on scene there another vehicle was on fire in the alleyway near the 2100 block of Elm st.

Rockford Fire Investigator I3 was investigating both scenes.

Unknown on injuries. The cause of the fires is under investigation.


Sources are reporting a scene on the West side. 

Sources said: “Car blew up on N Horsman st. 2 doors down from my house”

Unknown on injuries.

No other information at this time. 


Rockford Scanner™: Package Explodes At A Loves Park Post Office

Package Explodes At A Loves Park Post Office

UPDATE: Small motorcycle battery exploded.
A worker suffered non life threatening injuries.

Sources are reporting a package has exploded at the Loves Park Post Office on Windsor rd around 5:30 pm tonight,

The package has exploded and is now smoking.

Unknown on injuries.
The MD1 unit is en route.
So there might be injuries, but not confirmed.

They are evacuating the building.

Several units from LPPD, LPFD, NPFD, etc… are on scene.

This is still developing, check back later for updates


Video by Esai Nemo


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.


Rockford Scanner™: Fire & Explosion At A Local Business


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


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™: Vehicle Parked On The Side Of The Roadway Explodes, Several Emergency Personnel En Route



Around 1:20 pm today, several emergency personnel were responding to a vehicle that blew up and is now on fire. 

It happened near the 700 block of Pearl in Belvidere. 

Details are still preliminary, a vehicle was parked on the side of the road when it blew up. 

Unknown on injuries. Several emergency personnel are en route


Credit: Joaquin Rojas