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Rockford Scanner™: House Fire In Rockford


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Where: 3400 block of Gladstone Ave
When: approximately 6:10 pm

Thank you Rockford FD
From the Rockford FD: 

At 1810 hours, a residential structure fire was reported at 3434 Gladstone Avenue. The occupant
reported that a clothes dryer was on fire in the basement. The first fire company arrived in under 4
minutes and found smoke showing from the home. A hoseline was deployed into the basement and
controlled the fire. The fire was contained to the room of origin and originated in the clothes dryer.
The building department condemned the property and the residents were able to stay with relatives.
There were no civilian or fire service injuries. Damages are estimated at $20,000.

Brief synopsis of what may have happened:

At approximately 6:10 this evening emergency personnel were called to the 3400 block of Gladstone Avenue in Rockford for a possible fire in the basement of a house.

Upon arrival, firefighters did confirm seeing smoke coming from the house.

All occupants are said to be out of the house and no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters are still on scene and as of 6:30 pm they believe to have the fire under control.

The extent of damage is unknown at this time.

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