Six Fire Departments Respond to Rockford Fire, Child Hospitalized


A family is without a home after a fire tears through a Rockford house.

It happened shortly before 3 p.m. Monday in the 3800 block of Prairie. Officials say it started in the basement of the home but spread throughout.

Six departments responded. There were two adults and two children inside at the time of the fire. One of the children was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

Fire crews say the house is uninhabitable.

The cause is under investigation.

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