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Esmond field fire quickly subdued

September 21, 2018

ESMOND – A field fire that light up both sides of a field west of McQueen Road was quickly controlled Friday afternoon, according to Malta Assistant Fire Chief Roger Elliott.

His department responded just after 4 p.m. to a report of a blaze, and the DeKalb, Creston, Kirkland and Shabbona departments assisted.

Elliott said property damage was negligible, at best, but that at one point a line of fire was scorching the field.

“The gusting winds certainly assisted it,” he said.

By 4:45 p.m., there were pockets of fires, but the incident was generally under control, Elliott said.

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