Rockford Business Burns for Second Time in Six Months


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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