Rockford Scanner fan Andrea Spaulding & Gabriella Spaulding sent us a few photos of a house fire on Mill rd near Cherry Valley.
UPDATE: Cherry Valley FD did a live house burn today for training.
Around 2:10 pm today the LPFD were dispatched to the 200 block of Merrill ave in Loves Park.
Scanner traffic is saying there is heavy black smoke coming from the chimney area. No flames have been seen at the time of dispatch.
Chief Foley flushed a nearby hydrant. Several units en route.
The house is full of smoke
Chief Foley said there is gun powder and ammunition inside the residence.
Police are blocking off traffic in the area
Deshawn Frier: Yes everyone is ok
Unfortunately we lost our rabbit and puppy
Around 10:30 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of the 600 block of E. Pleasant in Belvidere for a house fire. They are reporting smoke and flames. A MABAS (Mutual Aid) was toned out and several area fire departments were responding to assist. Unknown on injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Around 11 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched for a smoke investigation. The caller said there was smoke in the area. So the RFD were en route to investigate.
While investigating, they were called over to 2906 Buckingham. There was heavy black smoke coming from the front of the residence.
Around 12:06 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of S 4th st. Scanner traffic is saying there is a possible house fire near this location. There is reports of smoke coming from the basement area of the residence. Rockford Fire Department is en route
Around 5:37 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the 12300 block of Meadow Drive. Scanner traffic is saying there is a residential fire. The caller said she was laying on a blanket in the living room, when a log inside the fireplace rolled out and caught the blanket on fire and now it is quickly spreading through the residence. Everyone is reported to be out of the house. Several emergency personnel are en route
Around 4:04 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of 6402 Shiloh Close in reference to a possible structure fire. They said this is a Milestone house. Several emergency personnel are en route
UPDATE: RS Fan said it was a dryer that caused it. Everyone is reported to be safe.
Around 3:06 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Kilburn and Maple. Initial reports are saying there are two structures on fire near this location. Unknown on injuries. They confirmed two structures are on fire.
At 3:32 am they cleared the west house on the 2nd floor of life. At 3:28 am they cleared the west house of life.
They are moving fire trucks from other stations to cover the area.
The Salvation Army was dispatched. Sounds like at least one of the houses involved was occupied.
BREAKING: ANOTHER FIRE at 919 Acorn, there is another house fire. This was believed to be arson, someone lit the porch on fire. But was extinguished, but is flaring back up again.
Note: Sounds like there is a serial arsonist on the loose in the Rockford area. Many structures have been set ablaze recently.
Most recent double fires were on Charles st, http://rockfordscanner.com/2016/09/rockford-fire-department-battling-two-house-fires-on-rockford-eastside/
There have been MANY arsons in the Rockford area over the last year or so with vacant houses. They will only say the fires are being investigated and can not rule out a serial arsonist.
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