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.
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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