ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Investigators confirm a house explosion in the 800 block of 15th ave in Rockford, that reportedly happened around 1 AM Wednesday morning.
Nicor and ComEd crews say there is no gas leak threat to neighbors and have notified surrounding residents in a two-block radius they have shut down power as crews work to clear the scene.
Investigators said the house was vacant at the time of the explosion, and no injuries have been reported.
Debris from the explosion covered the street and surrounding homes, with damages, including broken windows, doors, and siding, reported.
Rockford Fire Department says crews arrived in under four minutes. Damages were estimated at $45,000.
Rockford Fire Department has confirmed the area of 15th Avenue will be shut down for the remainder of the day as crews investigate and work to clear the scene.
This is a developing story. As we receive more updates we will continue to update.