Wind and dry conditions led to a wildfire spreading to approximately 80 acres of field in Johnsburg, prompting over a dozen fire departments to respond Saturday morning.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District (MTFPD) responded around 11:33 a.m. Saturday to the 3800 block of Buchanan Road in Johnsburg for a brush fire.
Firefighters arrived within seven minutes to find approximately an acre of cornfield burning in the rear of a residence, according to McHenry Fire Protection District Acting Battalion Chief Ryan Mastandrea.
Mastandrea said the fire escalated quickly due to the wind and dry conditions.
The incident was elevated through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) to a box alarm for wildland equipment and manpower.
Multiple departments responded with brush trucks, ATVs, tenders and technicians to assist in extinguishing the fire.
The fire was brought under control by 3 p.m., which was more than three hours after it started.
Approximately 80 acres of wildland burned, Mastandrea said.
No structures or buildings were involved.
Mastandrea said there were no civilian or firefighter injuries.
Firefighters from Barrington-Countryside, Beach Park, Cary, Countryside, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Hebron-Alden- Greenwood, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Marengo, Newport, Spring Grove, Wauconda and Wonder Lake assisted at the scene or covered calls in McHenry.