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A brush fire on Chicago's South Side. (Jessyca Malina)

Brush Fire Halts Some Metra Service On South Side

(STMW) –– A brush fire along railroad tracks on the South Side has halted a Metra train Thursday afternoon. Metra Southwest Service train 819, which was scheduled to arrive in Orland Park at 3:46 p.m., was […]


(courtesy: Eduardo Alverez)

Brush Fire Erupts Along I-94 In Northwest Indiana

The Hammond Fire Department responded to the blaze about 8 p.m. off I-94, between Indianapolis and Kennedy avenues, according to Indiana State Police.


Gabriel Horwich, 20, of Buffalo Grove, allegedly started a brush fire over the weekend by lighting off a firework. (Buffalo Grove Police Dept.)

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.


A brush fire in Buffalo Grove knocked out power to 2,400 ComEd customers on July 8, 2012. (Photo Courtesy: Jayne Chorpash)

Brush Fire In Buffalo Grove Caused By Illegal Fireworks

A 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.


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Brush Fires Shut Down Road, Metra Line

The 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.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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Man Dies When Controlled Brush Burn Rages Into Inferno

An elderly man from rural Will County died Wednesday, after being overcome by flames while working in his yard.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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10 Acres Burned By Fire Caused By Smoking Materials

It 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.