Empty house destroyed in Monday morning fire

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Firefighters were battling open flames at a Rockford house Monday morning.

Crews responded around 5:15 a.m. finding the back half of the structure fully involved. Heavy smoke and fire engulfed the abandoned residence located at 1137 Bruce Street.

No one was inside and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The home is now set to be demolished.

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