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Rockford hotel fire displaces 60, injures 3 people

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ROCKFORD – A fire forced 60 people to leave a Rockford hotel Wednesday with many rescued by ladder from second-floor windows.

Fire District chief Jim Rife tells the Rockford Register Star the fire caused smoke damage throughout the Howard Johnson Hotel. Three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

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