A fire in a shed of an unoccupied home on Peach Tree Avenue in the Village in Rockford was quickly put out by Cannon Township firefighters. Reader Ben Shine sent this picture of the blaze, which was burning Wednesday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m.
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