Old Rockford, Illinois Firehouse a Total Loss After Fire

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ROCKFORD (WREX) – “A piece of the Rockford Fire Department’s history goes up in smoke early Saturday morning.

Firefighters got to the scene around 3:30 a.m. to a commercial building fire at 1115 6th Avenue.  The building was home to the Golden Agers Center, which is a community center, and used to be Rockford Fire Station 4 back in the 1970s.  The building first opened as a fire station in the early 1900s, according to the department.  There was fire memorabilia inside the building.  

According to investigators, firefighters found flames in the back of the building and heavy smoke coming from the attic area.  Investigators call this a four-alarm fire.  They tried to fight the fire from inside but the flames spread quickly through the attic and that forced crews out of the building.  The building and everything inside it is a total loss, approximately $125,000 worth of damage.  The building will be demolished.  No one was hurt.  What started the fire is under investigation.”

Rockford Fire Dept.

Rockford Fire Dept.

 

Rockford Fire Dept.

Rockford Fire Dept.

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