Area fire departments put out fires Monday in Belvidere, Rockford

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A garbage truck on the 1700 block of South State Street caught fire on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.
A garbage truck on the 1700 block of South State Street caught fire on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

ROCKFORD — Area fire departments responded to fires Monday in Belvidere, Rockford

A garbage truck caught fire on Monday, according to the Belvidere Fire Department.

The Belvidere Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of South State Street about 9:30 a.m. and discovered a garbage truck with flames coming out of the top of the vehicle.

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In a news release Monday, the department said the fire was caused by recycling and cardboard materials, which were removed to extinguish. The fire caused only cosmetic damage to the truck, the department said.

A garbage truck caught fire on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in the 1700 block of South State Street in Belvidere.
A garbage truck caught fire on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in the 1700 block of South State Street in Belvidere.

The Rockford Fire Department responded to a fire about 11:30 a.m. at 1025 N. Church St. after the department received reports of heavy fire on the first and second floors of the home.

Firefighters battled the fire for about 90 minutes and eventually gained control of the fire at about 2 p.m. An estimated $40,000 in damages were sustained.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A house caught fire Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in the 1000 block of North Church Street in Rockford.
A house caught fire Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in the 1000 block of North Church Street in Rockford.

Shaquil Manigault: smanigault@gannett.com; @RRstarShaquil

This article originally appeared on Rockford Register Star: Area fire departments fight fires Monday in Belvidere, Rockford

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