UPDATE (10:18 p.m.) Rockford fire officials say they have a two alarm fire under control after it broke out in a metal fabricator shop on Hill Street.
The blaze started at around 8p.m. Tuesday night on the 300 block near Prairie and Madison Street. Crews on scene say the blaze was hard to manage since several small businesses were inside. They say navigating through the building was difficult due to furniture scattered throughout.
So far, no reports of injuries. Firefighters will remain on scene to investigate a cause and to check for hotspots. Eyewitness news will have updates as they become available.