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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. […]

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Over dozen fire departments work for hours to extinguish 80-acre wildfire in Johnsburg

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 […]

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Residents displaced after neighbor’s open burn spreads to house near Round Lake

Residents were displaced from their home after their neighbor’s burning leaves got out of control and spread to their house Friday afternoon near Round Lake, fire officials said. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2 p.m. Friday to the 24700 block of Clinton Avenue in unincorporated Round […]

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Farm tractor worth $300K destroyed after catching fire, sparking brush fire near Harvard

Multiple fire departments were called after a fire engulfed a tractor, destroying the $300,000 piece of equipment, and starting a large brush fire in a field near Harvard. The Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 9:13 p.m. Thursday to the area of Bunker Hill Road and Island Road in unincorporated Harvard. Harvard Fire Protection District […]

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Several-acre brush fire started during bomb squad training at facility near Zion

A bomb squad conducting training at a facility near Zion started a several-acre brush fire Thursday morning, prompting the response of several fire departments. The Newport Fire Protection District responded around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to Lake County Advanced Response Training Academy, 15900 West Russell Road in unincorporated Zion, for a grass fire. The property is […]

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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, […]