Approximately 30 acres were damaged during a fire near the 8300 block of Castleberry Drive in unincorporated Woodstock Tuesday afternoon. | Photo: WFRD

A controlled burn quickly got out of control and spread to approximately 30 acres of farmland near Woodstock Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday to the 8300 block of Castleberry Drive in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of a brush fire.

Firefighters arrived on the scene a short time later and confirmed a large brush fire in a field between Country Club Road and Cherry Valley Road.

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said firefighters accessed the field using two utility task vehicles and extinguished.

The fire was reported to firefighters on the scene as a controlled burn that quickly became out of control.

The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes, Vucha said.

Approximately 30 acres were damaged during a fire near the 8300 block of Castleberry Drive in unincorporated Woodstock Tuesday afternoon. | Photo: WFRD

Approximately 30 acres of farmland were burned as a result of the incident.

The fire was primarily contained to the field with no structural damage reported to the surrounding homes.

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Vucha said the area is experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures and dry atmospheric conditions.

“These combinations, with strong winds anticipated for Wednesday, are favorable for brush and wildfires to rapidly spread,” Vucha said.

Vucha said a small fire can quickly grow out of control resulting in property damage and even injuries.

The National Weather Service has issued multiple warnings to the public this week about heightened fire danger in the northern Illinois area due to the conditions.