Rockford, IL (March 14, 2020) – A deadly apartment fire was reported just after 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. An apartment located near downtown Rockford at 722 North Second Street was ablaze with flames shooting out from the south side apartment.
When the Rockford Fire And Rescue arrived at the scene, they immediately went to work trying to put out the flames. When first responders went inside the building a man and a woman were found unconscious. They were quickly transported to the local hospital for treatment where they were eventually pronounced dead.
There was a pet reported in the apartment as well, and that pet was confirmed to have died.
People living on the north side of the apartment building were able to make it out safely.
Investigators have not confirmed the cause of the accident but have said they believe it was accidental. The investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased.
Fatal Fires In Rockford
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that cooking is the most common cause of all residential structure fires and non-residential structure fires. Residential properties account for the most fire deaths at 77.6%, and the most fire injuries at 76.1%. In addition, the cost of the aftermath of residential fires is the highest of all types of fires.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.