Fire Destroys Newly Constructed Assisted Living Facility At Rock Valley

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(Rock Valley) — A major fire broke out Tuesday morning in Rock Valley at a newly constructed assisted living residence facility. Fire was reported shortly after 6:00 a.m. The Riverview Ridge Living Center, according to Rock Valley Police Chief Monte Warburton, was to be dedicated later this month.

Warburton says four different fire departments responded to the blaze.

Firefighters were on the scene for more than four and a half hours. The Rock Valley Police Chief says flames were shooting through the roof when he had arrived on the scene.

There were no injuries associated with the fire. Fire officials are still conducting their investigation as to the cause and origin of the fire. The building has been totally destroyed.

(Feature photo courtesy of the Rock Valley Police Department)