Working fire in Belvidere, 9-2-20

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The Belvidere Fire Department was called to the 600 block of W. Locust Street for a report of smoke coming from a multi-family apartment building at 10:36 a.m Wednesday morning (9/2/20). First responders Firefighters reported light smoke showing from the rear of the three-story building while evacuation was taking place.

The fire was found and extinguished in a second level apartment of the 16-unit apartment complex. 

The fire was ruled accidental and caused $20,000 damage to the structure which is valued at $950,000. Area departments that responded with Belvidere were Boone County Fire Districts #2 and #3, Cherry Valley Fire, Marengo Fire, Boone County EMA, OSF Lifeline, and the Capron Rescue Squad.

Firefighter stretches hose at fire truck

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smoke from apartment building

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Firefighters at t he scene of a small fire in an apartment building in Belvidere, IL 9-2-20

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