SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Firefighters from several northwest suburban jurisdictions spent Monday afternoon and night battling a stubborn brush fire.
Flames were raging Monday night near Penny and Sutton roads in South Barrington. Fire officials brought in water tankers to help put out the flames.READ MORE: Over 18,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
We are told this started from a giant mulch pile at a landscaping company near Penny Road and Route 59 earlier in the day.READ MORE: Chicago Bears Fans Arrive At Training Camp
The flames then jumped across the railroad tracks, also engulfing South Barrington and nearby areas in smoke.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Illinois: 10 Deaths, 51 Hospitalizations In Breakthrough Cases In Past Week
The strong winds Monday night did not help.