Rockford Scanner™: Township Building On Fire, 6th Level Alarm Fire. Many Fire Departments En Route





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Around 6:40 pm tonight several fire departments were responding to a fully engulfed structure fire at 404 Springfield at the township building.

MABAS box 11 to the 6th level.

Many agencies are responding.

Reports of a fully engulfed structure.

Still developing

UPDATE: This is fully engulfed. Rockford Township Highway Department at 404 N Springfield. .Numerous emergency personnel from area fire departments are en route to assist.  Staging area is on Springfield. Emergency personnel were reporting explosions. No injuries that we know of yet.

Still developing.

Pamela P. “My Uncle is the supervisor for the township. No one was on the premises when the fire was discovered. They are all safe and on the scene. Please pray for all those responding”

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Rockford Scanner™: Mobile Home Fire in Rockford





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Sources are reporting a trailer is on fire on Onyx Parkway in Rockford.

That is located in the Gem Suburban Mobile Home Park on S Main

Unknown how bad the fire is at the time of writing this.

No reports of injuries at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.






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Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Injuries Reported At An Accident Scene in Rockford





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Sources are reporting an accident 2400 block of Auburn st just beofre 3 pm today. .

Westbound lanes of traffic are blocked. Avoid the area.

Multiple injuries are being reported. At least 2 ambulances are on scene.

Avoid the area or expect delays.






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Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident, Possible Fatal Injuries. Still Developing





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Update: Officials have identified the victim as Lorne Hoover II, 43 of Machesney Park


Sources are reporting a very serious accident.

It happened on I-90 near mile marker 44.

Injuries are being reported, possible fatal injuries.

Avoid the area or expect delays.

Still developing.






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Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident, Expect Traffic Delays





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Around 10:25 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to a rollover accident near Harrison and 20. The accident is on the bypass in the westbound lanes.  Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this. Expect delays.

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fire At Burger King





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Around 8:30  am this morning several fire departments were responding for a MABAS (Mutual Aid) for a possible fire at the Burger King on E Riverside.

At the time of writing this, several fire departments were responding to assist and the people at the Burger King were evacuating.

MABAS box 11 to the box alarm

Cause is believed to be a new heating unit on the roof.

No injuries.

No other details at this time.






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Rockford Scanner™: House Fire Near Roscoe





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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.
Chief Shoevlin

HRFD





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Rockford Scanner™: Whats That Loud Noise You Hear?





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What is that loud noise you are hearing?

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frostquake, is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice. As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryoseism

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frost quake, is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice. As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings. This stress builds up until relieved explosively in the form of a cryoseism

Nothing sinister, assures Elwin Robison, a professor in Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

When the temperature plummets outside, so does the relative humidity in our homes as we crank up the heat. That dryness causes the wood parts of a home’s structure to shrink and scrape against one another, especially if those parts are under pressure — say, from the weight of snow on the roof, Robison said.

Sometimes the movement is sudden, causing a popping sound. Sometimes it’s slower, causing those creepy creaks and groans.

Robison said the culprit is often rafters moving against the top plate in the attic, with the plywood sheathing on the roof serving as a sounding board to project the noise. But other wood can be to blame, he said, even an outdoor deck that’s subject to force from the weight of furniture or a heavy barbecue grill.

The problem is often more noticeable in older homes, said Joseph Ferut Jr., a colleague of Robison’s in the architecture college. Newer homes are more thermally isolated from the outdoors, he said, and improvements in building science reduce the sudden movements.

https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/the-sound-of-cold-house-pops-creaks-blamed-on-dry/article_04866fb5-9edb-522b-bd2b-9ac825d48fe5.html

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Blown Transformer in Rockford, Possible Power Outage





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Sources are reporting a blown transformer in Rockford.

It happened near  611 Iroquois Ave in Rockford.

A transformer has blown, no reports of fire but it is sparking.

We been told the power is out in the area, but Comed has yet to confirm this.






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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene On The East Side





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Sources are reporting a scene on the East side.

Just before 8 pm tonight sources were reporting:

  • 8 police squad cars
  • police van
  • fire truck
  • an ambulance
    All working a scene on 6th ave in Rockford.  At the time of writing this it is not yet known what happened. We will try to bring you an update if it is possible. RPD has yet to release information

    Update: After we posted this Kira Elora Ashley said:
    It’s a domestic case we live in the building they were at.






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