Rockford fire investigators are blaming fireworks for a fire on the city’s Eastside.
The blaze happened in the 2200 block of E. Gate Parkway a little after 1:30 this Sunday afternoon. First responders arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of a detached garage. They brought it under control in 15 minutes.
Investigators say illegal use of fireworks was the cause of the fire.