Dumpster Fire Causes $50,000 in Damages to Business and RPS Bus


A dumpster fire breaks out and scorches a Rockford business causing $50,000 in damages.  It happened at Aramark Uniform Services, near 18th Avenue and Christina Street.

It started with some rags that caught fire in a dumpster. The fire spread to the building and a Rockford Public School bus.  However, it was put out quickly and the bus only had heat damage.
Several engines were called to the building. Police had the area blocked off, while firefighters attacked from the top aiming the water at the source.

No injuries were reported.

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