Area fire departments put out fires Monday in Belvidere, Rockford
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.
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.
Shaquil Manigault: email@example.com; @RRstarShaquil
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