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One hospitalized after mattress caught fire in Rockford home

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — One person is taken to the hospital Wednesday night after a mattress caught fire inside a Rockford home.

The incident happened in the 1900 block of 16th Street around 11:50pm. Firefighters arrived to find an extinguished mattress in the front yard. There was no active fire inside the home.

First responders cleared the home of smoke. However, one person was taken to SwedishAmerican for minor smoke inhalation. The home did not have working smoking detectors.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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