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Officials: Two kids jump from second story in apartment fire in Rockford; expected to be OK

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300 Cameron Ave. Fire
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The Rockford Fire Department on scene of an apartment fire in the 300 block of Cameron Ave. on April 15, 2021.
Cameron Ave. Fire
Rockford Fire Department
The Rockford Fire Department on scene of an apartment fire in the 300 block of Cameron Ave. on April 15, 2021.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) — The child who was taken to the hospital after an apartment caught fire in Rockford is OK.

The Rockford Fire Department says the call came in just before 10 a.m. to an apartment building in the 3500 block of Elm St. at Concord Commons apartments.

One apartment unit had 5 people inside, a mother and four children, according to the fire department.

The mother and two of the children were able to make it out of the apartment OK. The fire department says the two other children, 5 and 6, respectively, jumped from the second story window of the building.

One child was treated on scene and returned to his mother. The other child was taken to the hospital, but the fire department says their injuries are considered to be minor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other apartments sustained any damage, according to the fire department.


ROCKFORD (WREX) — A child has been taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Rockford Thursday morning.

The Rockford Fire Department says it happened in the 300 block of Cameron Ave. around 10 a.m.

Details on the fire are limited, but the fire department says it's a three story residential apartment building.

The fire department says a child was being taken to the hospital, but did not provide an update on the child's condition.

The cause of the fire is now under control, according to the fire department.

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