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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Rockford investigators are investigating whether arson was involved in the fire that damaged a local restaurant on Sunday night.
Firefighters responded to the fire shortly after 8 p.m. at the Chris Restaurant on 15th and 15th Streets after witnesses and neighbors reported seeing the blaze. Emergency responders found flames burning in front of the building, and a raging fire pouring in from the back door.
Firefighters say they were able to prevent the flames from spreading to a food truck in front of the restaurant.
Arson investigators rushed to the scene, but the cause of the fire is not yet known.
Fire officials said no one was inside the building when they arrived, and no injuries were reported while the blaze was being extinguished.
Damage is estimated at $1 million.
This story is still developing…
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/arson-investigators-look-into-sunday-fire-leaving-rockford-restaurant-with-100k-in-damages/ Arson investigators investigate Sunday fire that caused $100,000 in damage to Rockford restaurant