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1 injured after rollover crash causes wires to fall down, sparking brush fire in Marengo

An injured woman was able to escape from her rolled-over vehicle after she hit a pole, causing wires to fall down and sparking a brush fire near Marengo Wednesday evening. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:27 p.m. Wednesday to the 23200 block of Pleasant Grove Road in […]

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NWS says smoke smell throughout Chicagoland area is from wildfires 600 miles away in Kansas

The National Weather Service said the smoke smelled Thursday morning throughout the Chicagoland area is from wildfires 600 miles away in Kansas. “Any early risers out there may smell smoke. Have no fear – there are no fires nearby,” the National Weather Service Chicago said in a tweet. “The smoke is actually from Kansas, traveling […]

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Investigation underway after fire burns 5 acres of Lyons Prairie and Marsh Conservation Area near Cary

An investigation is underway after five acres of prairie land in the Lyons Prairie and Marsh Conservation Area in Cary caught fire Monday evening. The Cary Fire Protection District responded around 9:18 p.m. Monday to the 7000 block of Hickory Nut Grove Road in unincorporated Cary for a call of a brush fire. Alex Vucha, […]

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Police, firefighters locate person who went missing near large brush fire in Crystal Lake

The sheriff’s office said that authorities located a missing person nearby a large brush fire Thursday near Crystal Lake, but the two incidents are believed to be unrelated. A McHenry County sheriff’s deputy on patrol was flagged down by a concerned citizen around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, according to McHenry County Sheriff Spokeswoman Sgt. Aimee Knop. […]