Fire Destroys ComEd Storage Building

Dec 2, 2013

Firefighters were called to ComEd for a fire in a large storage building in Rockford. The structure was already engulfed in flames when emergency crews responded Saturday night.

According to the Rockford Fire Department, firefighters took a defensive approach due to concerns the building would collapse. They were on the scene for five hours and the building and its contents are considered a total loss.

ComEd spokesman Paul Callighan says the unit used to store tools, construction equipment and extra wires. He says construction projects won't be delayed because necessary equipment is available elsewhere. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the dollar loss has not been determined.

Credit city of Rockford