Rockford firefighters rescue disabled man from burning house


Rockford Fire responded to a residential fire before 9 p.m. Tuesday night with a possible disabled person trapped inside.

The fire started at a house in the 1100 block of N. Main Street. Fire crews found heavy smoke coming from the residence when they first arrived on scene. Firefighters located a man inside, near the front door, and removed him to safety.

The first was extinguished within ten minutes of arrival.

The home had extensive smoke damage, estimated at $30,000. No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is now assisting the homeowner.

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