At 0414 this morning we were dispatched for a structure fire (on Hunter rd) . Upon arrival on scene an exterior fire on the roof was discovered. Due to the quick response and actions of the crews the fire was contained to that area and was brought under control within 20 minutes. Thank you to our CERT Team, Boone County Sheriff and Capron Rescue for your assistance.There were no injuries to the homeowner or fire personnel. Excellent job HRFD men and women as always. Thank you for getting out of your warm environment to help others. We are who we are because of all of you.
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.
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