Rockford family displaced after house fire on Derby Lane


A family and their dog were able to escape a fire Thursday morning on Derby Lane.

The Rockford Fire Department was called to the 1300 block of Derby Lane at 7:41 a.m. for a fire at a two-storey residential home.

The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes, but the house suffered smoke damage throughout and fire damage in the rear.

Fire officials say the home is uninhabitable and the Red Cross is assisting the family.

No one was injured, and the loss is estimated at $50,000.

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