According to, A former Rockford local business caught on fire this morning. At around 12:30 am this morning, the fire department was called to the 500 block of Simpson Road. When they arrived on scene, the building was completely engulfed. It happened at the old location of Rick's Automotive. The building was in such rough condition that it was unsafe for firefighters to enter.

The fire was so bad that demolition crews were called to completely demolish it. Luckily no one was hurt in the blaze. At this time the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Rockford Fire Department. the damage amounts to around $20,000. Did you ever take one of your vehicles to Rick's Automotive?

More From Rockford's New Country Q98.5