Source Fire CD in Loves Park

Multiple fire crews in the Rockford area are still battling a huge fire inside the CD Source music store in Loves Park.

If your route takes you anywhere near the intersection of North Second Street and Riverside Boulevard, there may still be barricades blocking traffic in several directions. According to initial information, the fire started shortly after midnight and quickly spread to the entire store. As you will see in the video below from Eyewitness Newsvery large flames came from the rear of the building.

Multiple fire crews were at the scene in North Park, Rockton, Cherry Valley and Beloit battling the blaze since very early this morning. According wrex.comtwo firefighters were slightly injured and no other injuries have been reported at this time.

It will take some time to estimate the total damage, but Loves Park Fire Chief Jerry Wiltfang had this to say about the damage already seen:

It’s a total loss.

So many memories were lost inside the store and those beautiful murals on the building that I enjoyed looking at whenever I was in the neighborhood. My youngest child has flag football practice nearby and we were just talking about how much we had to take her to the source of the CD, like us, she also loves all the murals in the building and has never seen the interior. My heart is said for those who have poured their souls into this business.

This is a developing story so there will be updates and we will share more information as it becomes available.

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