ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Around 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning, Rockford Fire crews were called to the 930 block of Church Street for a report of a ‘significant fire’ coming from a single-family home.
Fire officials say the fire extended to a neighboring house on the north. It took several hours for crews to bring the flames under control.
Authorities say that the residents were home at the time of the fire but were able to get out safely before crews arrived.
Investigators say the cause of the fire was related to ‘unsafe smoking.’ Residents fought the fire for ‘a period of time’ before crews arrived.
Both homes are now uninhabitable.
No one was hurt.