Car fire spreads to house, neighboring home early Saturday morning


A house on Hulin Street suffered serious damage in a fire that began as a vehicle fire in the driveway, and spread to the house.

The Rockford Fire Department was called to the house in the 1800 block of Hulin Street for the report of a vehicle fire at 1:49 a.m. Saturday. 

By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had extended to the side of the house. Fire crews were able to bring the fire under control within 22 minutes, but the home — which suffered damage estimated to be $35,000 — was deemed uninhabitable.

The residents of the home were able to escape unharmed. An adjacent house also sustained fire damage on the sie of the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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