Rockford Fire investigates overnight blaze as possible arson

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Rockford fire investigators believe a house may have been purposely set ablaze, early Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the house fire int he 1500 block of Burton Street around 4 o’clock after a neighbor reported hearing a loud noise and seeing flames.

The fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes. However, officials say it caused extensive damage.

No one was at home at the time of the fire. Fire investigators say preliminary findings show the fire was incendiary, meaning it may have been intentionally set.

Rockford Fire says the official cause of the fire is still under investigation, but arson has not been ruled out at this time.

Taylor Utzig

Taylor Utzig

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