ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A large house fire happened late Sunday morning in Rockford.
The fire happened at approximately 11:20 a.m. at 6647 Chartwell Drive. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 2-story home with heavy fire coming through the roof of the garage and spreading into the second floor.
Two people were inside the home when the fire started, but both were able to escape without injuries.
“When we got here the home was fully involved and the whole second floor had fire showing,” said Captain Brian Carlson of the Rockford Fire Department. “Fortunately, all the occupants of the home were out, so there were no life safety issues. We were able to get it under control relatively quickly. It’s still under investigation at this time.”
The fire caused $150,000 in damages, and the Red Cross will now be helping the homeowners.