Landmark bar catches fire

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The Corner Bar in Rockford caught fire Monday morning. Courtesy WZZM

An iconic suburban bar caught fire Monday morning.

The Rockford Fire Department responded to calls at 5 a.m. to The Corner Bar in Rockford, according to Business Journal media partner WZZM TV 13.

The Corner Bar posted on its Facebook page to update customers on the situation, stressing that no one was hurt in the blaze.

“Please share this and let us reassure you that the Corner Bar will continue our fine history of serving the Rockford community just as soon as we get things sorted,” the post read.

WZZM reported crews were fighting the fire when an explosion occurred.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the fire was still being contained by firefighters.

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