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: Burglars Target The North Face Store, Foot Locker In Wicker Park; Boost Mobile Nearby In Humboldt Park
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: Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theatre Legend, Has Died At 91
The flames then jumped across the railroad tracks, also engulfing South Barrington and nearby areas in smoke.MORE NEWS: Chicago Premium Outlets In Aurora Reach Capacity Limit For The Second Time On Black Friday
The strong winds Monday night did not help.