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Second straight day of field fires in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2016

The dry, windy weather this week has been keeping fire departments on their toes.

Tuesday was another busy day. Mendota and Troy Grove crews were called shortly after 2:30 for a “fully involved combine fire.” The combine was in a bean field located off of East 6th Road.

Utica fire crews were called about an hour later to reports of a brush fire. The fire was just off of Interstate 39 near the Interstate 80 interchange.

The activity wasn’t just confined to LaSalle County. Crews from around Putnam County were called to a field fire just off of a county road north of the McNabb Blacktop around 4:00. Crews were able to have that fire under control in about 20 minutes.

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