Arson suspected as cause of Rockford house fire

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The Rockford Fire Department investigators determined that a fire at a Rockford home that occurred Thursday morning was intentionally set.

At 7:13 a.m., firefighters were called to a home at 3729 N. Main, which is owned by Stepping Stones of Rockford, for a structure fire.

The occupants of the home were able to evacuate, and the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes.

No one was hurt. 

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The house was declared uninhabitable and the occupants were relocated by Stepping Stones staff.

The investigation is ongoing.

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