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Rockford Fire responds to a battery storage rack fire

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Fire crews put out a fire that was sparked in a battery storage rack.

It happened on the 2800 block of South Springfield Avenue on Saturday.

The fire was located in the battery storage rack in a maintenance area.

The HAZMAT Response team was also requested to be on scene.

One person was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

No word on what caused the fire.

Tommie Owens

Tommie is the the Weekend Meteorologist for 13 WREX. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Meteorology in 2017. Tommie joined the team in November 2018.

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