ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO)–UPDATE: Rockford fire crew members arrived at 1540 North Mulford Road at 6:22 a.m. on Monday, July 6, when residents of the house contacted them about the fire.

Officials say they first saw smoke at the front door, as well as flames extending through the roof.

All four members of the residence evacuated safely as firefighters extinguished the fire within an hour. Crews used aerial ladders to contain the roof fire and tend to hot spots.

While the house is not determined to be an overall loss, there is extensive smoke and water damage to the property, estimating about $200,000 in damages. Parts of the roof are also collapsed in the back side near the residence’s deck.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Acting district chief Brad Walker says fireworks don’t appear to be the cause because there were no bottle rocket remnants or residue found on the property.

Rockford firefighters are responding to a fire Monday morning at 1540 North Mulford Road.

Officials tweeted at 7:11 a.m. of the scene, showing flames burning through the structure’s roof.

We will continue to update this story….


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