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3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20 (more)

Excerpts from wifr.com:

Edward Wash plead guilty to three counts of arson and will be sentenced on June 15. The 28-year-old man was found guilty of arson following three fires Sept. 2; one of those fires destroyed the former Metro Christian Centre Church.

The first fire happened at 6:24 p.m. at the church. At approximately 8 p.m., crews were dispatched to another structure fire at 313 7th St., and then at 8:09 p.m., the department responded to a dumpster fire at 125 South Madison St.

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Rockford ladder truck for sale

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1998 Pierce Lance Split-tilt cab 105′ aerial quint for sale

1998 Pierce Lance 105' aerial quint for sale

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1998 Pierce Lance 105' aerial quint for sale

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Rockford fire engine for sale

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2005 Freightliner M2 106/Rosenbauer pumper

2005 Freightliner M2106 / Rosenbauer fire engine

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2005 Freightliner M2106 / Rosenbauer fire engine

2005 Freightliner M2106 / Rosenbauer fire engine

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Rockford heavy rescue squad for sale

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2000 HME/Smeal heavy rescue squad for sale

2000 HME/Smeal heavy rescue squad for sale

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2000 HME/Smeal heavy rescue squad for sale

2000 HME/Smeal heavy rescue squad for sale

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New engines for Rockford FD

From Randy Buttliere:

3- 2020 Enforcer PUC squads; 1,500-GPM, 500 gallons of water, 25 gallons of foam
Generator and 2-bottle cascade system
*supposed to replace 3 existing squads
Three 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engines for the Rockford Fire Department

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Three 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engines for the Rockford Fire Department

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Three 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engines for the Rockford Fire Department

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4-Alarm fire in Rockford, 10-24-20 (more)

From Tim Olk:

2500 Main Street in Rockford, two-story, vacant building over a city block long was well-involved on arrival

flames and smoke from commercial building fire

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4-Alarm fire in Rockford, 10-24-20

RockfordFire is on scene of a structure fire at North Main Street and Ford Avenue.

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3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20 (more)

Excerpts from WIFR.com:

One of Rockford’s oldest churches, the former Metro Christian Center Church, was destroyed Wednesday night. The building had been condemned for several years and many doors and windows had been boarded up. There was no electricity inside the building. The Rockford Fire Department is opening an arson investigation. The church was a downtown staple for many years.

Heavy clouds of smoke covered downtown as the church was engulfed in fire and dozens of trucks surrounded the structure as parts of it fell to the street. Fire crews say the fire spread very quickly because the structure is made of wood and firefighters didn’t go into the building because the rooftop has asbestos. The damages are estimated at $300,000.

The fire department worked with demolition crews overnight to demolish the building and put out hot spots. 

Photos from Tim Olk of the 3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20

flames engulf historic church

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flames engulf historic church

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3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20

Excerpts from wrex.com:

Thirty firefighters, five Rockford fire engines, and three ladders responded to a nearly 150-year-old abandoned church fire Wednesday night at 607 Walnut St., at 6:24 p.m., and quickly spread because of the wooden structure. The church has been abandoned for several years. Rockford Fire Chief Derek Bergsten said he anticipates Kishwaukee and Walnut streets to be closed until morning.

A cause of the fire is still unknown. There was no power to the church, which rules out an electrical issue. Investigators interviewed neighbors and ask the public for any information on how the fire started.

According to inscriptions on the church, it was formerly the Rockford Masonic Cathedral. The year 1869 was etched into one of its walls. At one point it became the Metro Christian Center.

 

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Rockford Fire Department news

Excerpts from the rrstar.com:

Five people were rescued from their burning home early Wednesday morning on Rockford’s south side after firefighters responded at about 1 a.m. to 1724 Lyran Ave. Firefighters rescued a 49-year-old woman who was unable to evacuate. She was transported with serious injuries.

A man who lives at the home grabbed a ladder from the garage and rescued his wife and three children from the burning home before firefighters arrived. The woman and three children were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

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According to the Rockford Fire Department Donovin G. Fluaitt, 29, faces five counts of aggravated arson, a Class X Felony stemming from a house fire in his own home.

At 1 a.m. February 26 the Rockford Fire Department went to a home on 1725 Lyran Avenue for a fire. Several people were trapped inside. Initial reports were that Fluaitt grabbed a ladder and rescued his family members trapped on the second floor. Another person inside needed to be rescued by firefighters

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally started.

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