ROCKFORD (WREX) — A fire caused roughly $30,000 in damage to a Rockford home, and firefighters say a space heater is what caused it.
Crews were called to the 2800 block of Sewell Street just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The home did not have working smoke detectors.
Two people were inside at the time and able to escape, although one person got a minor burn on his hand. Two cats died in the fire.
The Red Cross is helping one of the two people displaced by the fire.