Firefighters Battle Flames, Cold Temperatures at 21st Avenue Fire

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Rockford firefighters battle a fire Monday morning that sent one woman to the hospital.

It happened around 5:15 a.m. at 711 21st Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a female lying outside suffering from smoke inhalation. She was taken to SwedishAmerican but is expected to be okay.

The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes, causing an estimated $30,000 in damages.

Fire officials noted that the extreme cold made it extra difficult to battle the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

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