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Wildfire burns 60 acres near Lindenhurst neighborhoods as firefighters work for nearly 2 hours to contain it

Over a dozen fire departments were called to extinguish a wind-fueled wildfire that burned around 60 acres of land near two Lindenhurst neighborhoods Sunday afternoon. The Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 12:10 p.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of Prairie Ridge Circle in Lindenhurst for a report of a grass fire. Firefighters arrived […]

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Hebron firefighters and paramedics kept busy after responding to 3 fires, delivering baby boy

Hebron firefighters and paramedics were kept busy last week after they responded to three fires and helped deliver a baby boy in the span of three days. The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded to a total of 14 calls last week between Sunday, March 17, and Saturday, March 23. At around 4:30 p.m. last Tuesday, […]

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Field fire burns approximately 20 acres, firefighters stop it from extending to homes in Lakemoor

Approximately 20 acres of land burned during a brush fire fueled by strong winds that took approximately an hour to extinguish in Lakemoor Thursday afternoon. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 4:08 p.m. Thursday to the 600 block of Arbor Circle in Lakemoor for a report of a field fire. McHenry Township Fire […]

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Coroner identifies elderly man found dead by Woodstock firefighters responding to brush fire in Bull Valley

The coroner has identified an 83-year-old man who was found deceased and burned by Woodstock firefighters who were responding to a brush fire call in Bull Valley. An autopsy was performed Monday on the victim, identified as Donald Metivier, 83, of Bull Valley, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District […]

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Elderly man found dead by Woodstock firefighters called to brush fire in Bull Valley

Police are investigating after Woodstock firefighters responding to a brush fire call found an elderly man deceased and burned in Bull Valley Thursday afternoon. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 3 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Cold Springs Road in Bull Valley for a brush fire. Bull Valley Chief of Police Tracy Dickens […]

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Fire damages 30 acres of farmland in Woodstock as forecasters warn of ‘heightened fire danger’

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 […]

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Semi-truck becomes engulfed in flames, causing brush fire and shutting down Route 47 near Woodstock

A semi-truck became fully engulfed in flames, sparking a small brush fire and shutting down Route 47 near Woodstock for an extended period Thursday, authorities said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 2:04 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Route 47 and Charles Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of a semi-truck on fire. […]