Rockford Fire battles massive fire overnight

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Courtesy of Rockford Fire/Twitter.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Rockford Fire Department responded to a structure fire Saturday morning on East State St. and Summit St.

According to officials when crews got to the scene a two story, vacant residential home was engulfed in flames with a gas station exposed to the East.

While crews were working to control the fire, the Rockford Police had to come assist with traffic. E. State St. was closed while Rockford Fire worked to put out the fire.

It took the fire department well over an hour to be able to get the fire under control.

Officials said an investigator was requested to determine how the fire started and what was the cause. Technicians from ComEd and Nicor Gas also responded to the scene to secure utilities.

Once the fire was under control a demolition company was called to knock down the remaining structure.

The Mobil Gas Station to the east of the residency sustained minor exterior damage, officials said.

There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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