Semi-tractor catches fire in Rockford, Sunday - – Rockford’s News Leader

Semi-tractor catches fire in Rockford, Sunday


Rockford Fire Department says a garage was damaged after a semi-tractor caught fire Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the 1500 block of Montague Street around 9:30 a.m

When crews arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke coming from a large, detached garage. 

Inside, firefighters say they found flames coming from the engine compartment of a semi-tractor. 

Fire officials say there were horses in a nearby structure. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, while also keeping smoke and flames away from the animals. 

The fire did approximately $40,000 worth of damage. 

Rockford Fire says no animals or humans were hurt. 

Investigators say the fire was accidental.

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