Illegal Fireworks Blamed For Garage Fire

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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.

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