Rockford Scanner™: Structure fire in Rockford, several emergency personnel are en route


Sources are reporting a possible structure fire on Rockford’s Westside.  It happened around midnight in the 4300 block of Wilshire Avenue.  Reports are saying there is an attached garage that’s on fire.  Several emergency personnel are en route to the scene.  This is still developing

UPDATE: Some reports are saying the Citgo Gas station on Auburn is on fire. The detached garage is right behind the Citgo station, so it appeared the gas station was on fire. It is only the garage, possibly 2 garages. An electrical wire is also down and Comed is en route.


Source sent us the following video from the fire scene

Rockford Scanner™: Fire near a Rockford business


Sources are reporting a fire at a Rockford business.

It happened earlier today at Golden Corral in Rockford.

The bushes outside near the parking lot caught on fire.  It is not yet known what the cause of the fire is.  No reports of injuries.  No other information at this time.  Rockford fire department is investigating.



Rockford Scanner™: Multiple injuries reported at a rollover accident on the east side


Sources are reporting a very bad accident on Rockford Eastside.

It happened in the area of Broadway and 20th.

There is an automobile accident near this intersection and multiple injuries are being reported.  At least four ambulances were on scene.

Reports are saying the vehicle rolled over and was on fire briefly and possible extrication was needed.  But then everybody was able to escape the vehicle.

It is not yet known on the extent of the injuries at this time.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Source sent us these photos of the aftermath of the accident.


Rockford Scanner™: Playground Equipment on fire in Rockford

We have been told this was a brand new playground equipment set that was recently built.  They believe it is arson, The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Video by RS Source

Tonight at approximately 5:30 p.m., crews from RockfordFire were dispatched to West View Elementary School, 1720 Halsted Road, for playground equipment on fire. We ask if anyone has information on this fire to call us at (779) 348-7172 or CrimeStoppers at (888) 769-7867.

Sources are reporting some playground equipment on fire.

It happened around 5:30 PM today near Halsted in Rockford.

Reports of the playground equipment on fire and the RFD are on scene.

No other information is available


Rockford Scanner™: SWAT At A Local Park, Possible Fire Scene

Sources are reporting 2 scenes in the area this afternoon.

Source said “There is swat at schoonmaker park as of about 5 minutes ago here in Machesney Park. Not sure what is going on. Just drove by and was startled by swat officer in bushes just north of the park and the swat vehicles in the park.”

#1  Schoonmaker Park in Machesney Park is swarming with the SWAT team in the park and around the bushes of the park.  Unknown why.

#2 Numerous emergency personnel working a scene near Eisenhower School in Rockford.  We have been told this is a fire scene, but not confirmed yet.

UPDATE: Confirmed fire. 3200 block of Spring Creek.   An investigator is on scene to determine the cause of the fire. Fire is under control, no reports of injuries.



Rockford Scanner™: Porch On Fire in Loves Park


Sources are reporting a fire in Loves Park.

It happened around 6:30 am this morning in the 500 block of Lawn.

A porch is on fire. The flames are approx 5 feet from the structure.

LPFD arrived on scene quickly and was able to get the situation under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident, Vehicle On Fire With People Trapped


Sources are reporting a very serious accident on the west side.

A vehicle has rolled over near Stanley and Green on Rockford Westside.

Reports of the vehicle is on fire and people are possibly trapped and multiple injuries are being reported.

Numerous emergency personnel are en route to the scene.

This is still developing

Update:  multiple injuries are reported. The vehicles rolled over but is not on fire. No extrication is needed because everybody was able to escape the vehicle.


Rockford Scanner™: VIDEO: Fire In Rockford


Sources are reporting a fire in Rockford. 

Earlier today a vehicle caught fire near 35th st in Rockford.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: Trailer On Fire, Several Fire Departments Responding

UPDATE:  The trailer had a previous fire there 3 months ago. And somehow caught back on fire again.  The scene was quickly handled and under control. No injuries were being reported.

Sources are reporting a trailer fire.

It happened just after 10 pm tonight in the area of South Main and Blue Lake ave. Several area fire departments are en route to assist in battling the fire. Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this. This is still developing. The cause of the fire in under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fire At A Local Starbucks

Sources are reporting a scene at a local Starbucks. 

It happened around 9 pm at the Starbucks near Riverside and Forest Hills.

Reports of the business being evacuated and a possible fire in the back of the business.  Several emergency personnel are on scene.

Photos by RS Source