Cold Weather Calls Keep Firefighters Busy on Patton Ave and Campbell St, Arlington Heights and on I-90

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Arlington Heights firefighters were kept moving with full-company calls starting Friday morning with a response to a report of a gas line hit by a construction crew on I-90 near the 70 mile marker. Firefighters discovered a small 1 1/2-inch line was hit and leaking, but gas levels were low. Firefighters secured the area until Nicor took over.

About 4:14 p.m. firefighters responded to a pickup truck that was burning on eastbound I-90 near Elmhurst Road. Smoke from the truck was visible as soon as the fire crews got onto I-90, and the fire took a decent amount of water to extinguish the fire.

Not long after the fire equipment was back in service and back in town, firefighters responded to an Activated Fire Alarm with a possible smell of smoke on Patton Avenue just south of Campbell Street. No working fire was called up, but firefighters did spend some time investigating the source of the smoke odor. No additional details were available as of 6:30 p.m., but most fire crews were clearing the scene by about 6:20 p.m.

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