Rockford Business Burns for Second Time in Six Months

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For the second time in six months, firefighters were called to Metals USA, at 305 Peoples Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Crews responded to the business around 1:30pm.  Firefighters said a filter inside a machine caught fire, causing an estimated $8,000 in damage.

The facility last caught fire back in January.  In that case, a dust collector caught fire.  No one was hurt in either incident.

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