Rockford Scanner™: Apartment & Gas Station On Fire in Rockford





UPDATE: Structure fire on E State st just West of Summit.  (In front of Swedish American Hospital.  Next door to the Mobil) The structure was fully engulfed and had extended exposure to the Mobil Gas Station right next door.  No reports of injuries.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

First unit on scene reporting fully involved structure fire with exposure to the Mobil. East State street completely closed, defensive operation.

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Around 1:40 am this morning, several units from the Rockford Fire Department is en route to a structure on the East side.

It happened behind the Mobil gas station at E State and Summit.

Some are reporting it is an apartment complex.

Heavy flames are showing.

Unknown on injuries.

They have shut down E State st, for traffic control.

Still developing

Video by RS Source








 

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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fire At A Local Business




 

Just after 9:30 pm tonight several units from the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a possible fire at a local business. 

It happened at the Little Ceasers on 11th st. 

The employees are reporting a lot of smoke, but no flames. 

This is inside the strip mall, so it is unknown if the fire/smoke is coming from another business, or from actually inside the Little Ceasers. 

Employees are evacuating. Still developing 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle on Fire in Rockford




Sources are reporting a vehicle on fire. 

It happened on W State st, west of Springfield.

It happened around 7 pm.

No injuries were being reported.

Units on scene are asking for more units to assist.








Photos and video by RS sources, Zaih, Paige, Jackie, Brian



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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Fire, Possibly Occupied in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a fire on the East side. 

It happened around 12:55 am near the 1100 block of 18th st. 

Initial reports are saying there was a garage with a vehicle inside it, that might be occupied.  But not yet confirmed.

Several units from the RFD are en route. 

When the units arrived on scene, they confirmed a vehicle on fire, unknown if it is occupied. 

They also saw a burglary in progress in the area. 

Still developing. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire in Rockford, Heavy Flames




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Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford. 

Heavy flames were coming from a structure in the 300 block of Buckbee around 4:45 pm today.

The occupants were evacuating.  No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Abandoned Factory On Fire, With Someone Trapped On The Roof




UPDATE: Contractors working on the building. 

 

Sources are reporting an abandoned structure fire with someone possibly trapped on the roof. 

It happened just before 7:30 pm tonight near Kishwaukee and 23rd ave. 

Reports of the building on fire with unconfirmed reports are saying a person is trapped on the roof. 

A person said they saw flames coming from the building and a person on the rooftop. 

Used to be a factory, and is 5 stories tall. 

Still developing. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: A good Samaritan saves a man from a burning vehicle in Rockford





A good Samaritan saves a man from a burning vehicle in Rockford.

It happened on 1st st in Rockford around 2:30 am this morning.

RS Source Shawn A. said he heard a vehicle that was revving its engine. The vehicle then caught on fire. He saw the brake lights on, so he knew the vehicle was occupied. The male victim inside the car was screaming for help. Shawn broke out the window of the vehicle and was able to successfully rescue the man inside the burning car.  The man was transported a nearby hospital, for evaluation.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Kaseniya Kaseniya said:  “South first st. The guy in the car fell asleep with his foot on the the gas peddle. The doors were locked and there was the smoke inside and out, also car was about to explode so guys had to bust the window fest to get him out and so one of the guys got his arm injured. The “victim” walked away mad about his vehicle without injuries. Few more min and all the cars around would be damaged from the explosion”

Note:   While I was working the scene, the Rockford Police came rushing to the scene with lights and sirens, after the fire was already extinguished.  So it is unknown if something else happened at the scene, that I am unaware of.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire On The East Side




Sources are reporting a fire on the East side.

It happened around 5:30 am.

Rockford Fire Dept.  is on scene at 311 7th for a structure fire, fire has been found in the basement.

RFD was able to get the fire under control, no injuries.

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Rockford Scanner™: Fully Engulfed Structure Fire in Rockford




Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford.

It happened around 9:15 pm tonight near 4th st and 18th ave.

A garage was fully engulfed.  With extension.

Unknown on injuries.

Engine 1 has RIT, Engine 2 has command and Ladder 2, Investigator I-8 are on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Factory Fully Engulfed in Rockford


Video by Miriam Ovando






Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford.

It happened around 8:15 pm tonight near the area of S Main and Mill.

An old factory building is reported to be fully engulfed.

The reported factory is in the 200 block of Mill.   Sources have told us 212 or 216 is the address. So it is not yet confirmed on which is the correct address.

Police have shut down traffic in the area.  Avoid the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Still developing. Check back later for updates.

Video by William Gill

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Video by Miriam Ovando
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NOTE: 500 block of Blake a few blocks over, a park/playground is also on fire.

Both fires are under investigation.

Still developing.

Videos and photos by RS Sources








 

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