6 Year Old Injured During An Apartment Fire Earlier Today

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Update: Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Cameron ave in reference to a structure fire, around 10 am this morning.  RFD arrived very quickly with approx. 29 firefighters that responded.  Fire and smoke were showing from the 2nd floor.

Rockford FD laid down a hose to do an interior attack. Heavy smoke was coming from 1 apartment, and the fire was located inside a bedroom. RFD had the fire under control within 12 minutes of their arrival. 

Two children that were ages 5 and 6, jumped from the 2nd floor window.  The 6 year old child was treated for smoke inhalation. The mother and 2 other children were able to escape safely down the stairs. Red ross is assisting the family. Estimated damages are approx. $20,000.00.  RFD is investigating the cause of the fire. 

Sources are reporting there was a fire at a local housing complex. 

It happened earlier today in the 300 block of Concord. 

Reports of heavy smoke and flames were showing when RFD arrived. 

A child was injured during the fire, unknown on their condition. 

Still developing. 

Update from RFD: 

Structure fire at 300 Cameron Avenue in a three story residential apartment building.

1 child being transported. Fire is under control.


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