4/28/2022, at 4:23pm, Illinois Valley Fire District, ODF and a private excavator company responded to an escaped open burn off of 7 Crooks Creek Road.
Arriving IVFD units found several slash piles that had escaped to the hillside, actively burning. Fire suppression efforts were started and ODF was dispatched to assist in the control of the fire.
No structures were threatened at the time of the fire. Fire was controlled at 7pm, with 12.4 acres burned.
Rural Metro Fire Department was requested to move up and cover the Fire District during the event. The incident was monitored throughout the evening.
Courtesy of IVFD