Family displaced after early morning fire on 9th Avenue

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A family is left homeless after an early morning fire Tuesday in Rockford.

Firefighters were alerted of the fire a little after 4 a.m. when someone walking by the house near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 9th Street saw flames coming from its roof. The person knocked on the residence’s front door to get the attention of the family inside.

Fire crews arrived shortly after and contained the flames to mainly the upper level of the two-story home.

The four people inside at the time were able to evacuate without injury. They will not be able to stay at the house due to the damage done by the fire; fire officials estimate that damage at about $10,000.

The cause is under investigation.

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