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Utica and Oglesby firefighters put out a brush fire

Posted by wlpo on October 1, 2015

When the wind is blowing, what you think is a controlled burn can quickly become uncontrollable.

Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown says a farmer was burning a stump before noon Wednesday when it turned into a brush fire right behind the Knights of Columbus Hall. Utica and Oglesby firefighters spent about an hour and a half putting the fire out.

Brown says about an acre was burned. Nobody was hurt.

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