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: Chicago Weather: Warming Trend Continues, Rain Chances Persist
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: 3 Men Injured In River North Parking Garage Shooting, One Identified In Video As Rapper Lil Reese; Officer's Gun Also Accidentally Discharged
The flames then jumped across the railroad tracks, also engulfing South Barrington and nearby areas in smoke.MORE NEWS: At Least 31 People Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago, 5 Killed
The strong winds Monday night did not help.