Rockford woman in critical condition, dog feared dead after house fire

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A Rockford woman in her 90’s is in critical condition, and officials believe her dog likely died, after a fire which burned down her home on S. Main Street Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple fire departments responded to a fully engulfed house fire in the 3200 block of S. Main Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Blackhawk Fire Protection District Chief Jonathan Trail said the first firefighters on the scene at 4:14 p.m. found the woman outside of the residence who was suffering from burns.

Rockford, Rockton, Loves Park, North Park and Blackhawk agencies all responded to the call.

The house is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is not yet known.


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