Dry, Windy Conditions Could Spark Brush Fires, Authorities WarnA "fire weather warning" is in effect until 7 tonight for northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
Brush Fire Halts Some Metra Service On South Side
Brush Fire Erupts Along I-94 In Northwest IndianaThe Hammond Fire Department responded to the blaze about 8 p.m. off I-94, between Indianapolis and Kennedy avenues, according to Indiana State Police.
Bond Set At $10,000 For Suspect In Fireworks-Related Blaze A 20-year-old northwest suburban man triggered a dangerous weekend brush fire by throwing a burning firecracker into grass alongside a trail, Lake County prosecutors said Monday.
Brush Fire In Buffalo Grove Caused By Illegal FireworksA Brush fire in Buffalo grove took out power to about 2,400 on Sunday, and police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man who allegedly was lighting off fireworks.
Brush Fires Shut Down Road, Metra LineThe persistent dry conditions have led to brush fires in the Chicago area, which grew so severe Tuesday afternoon that they shut down a Metra train line and a major roadway.
Man Dies When Controlled Brush Burn Rages Into InfernoAn elderly man from rural Will County died Wednesday, after being overcome by flames while working in his yard.
10 Acres Burned By Fire Caused By Smoking MaterialsIt took firefighters in the northwest suburbs nearly six hours Saturday to put out a brush fire that was started by improperly discarded smoking materials and fueled by high winds and dry grass.