Family escapes house fire in Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Rockford Fire Department says no one was hurt when a house caught fire Thursday morning.

It happened around 7:40 Thursday morning at the 1300 block of Derby Lane. The Rockford Fire Department says everyone inside the home and a dog made it out safely.

The fire was contained to the back of the home and most of the damage was inside the home, according to the fire department. The house was deemed unlivable after the fire.

Total damage is estimated to be around $50,000.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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