Rockford Firefighters Battle Vacant Home Fire


Rockford Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant home early Friday morning.

The house, located at 3034 Lapey Street, caught fire around 2 a.m. When fire crews arrived, heavy smoke and flames were visible from the vacant home. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes.

The fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damages. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

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