Family Pets Lost in House Fire


A family of four is left displaced after a fire breaks out at their home.

Rockford firefighters got multiple calls for a house on fire near the intersection of 8th Avenue and 11th Street, callers saying they could hear a dog barking inside the home.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, responding officers arriving to find flames shooting out of the windows.

No one was home at the time except for the family pets.

Firefighters were able to remove a dog and a cat, but sadly they died from smoke inhalation.

Another pet cat is still missing.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire.

The home is considered a total loss.

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