Brush Fire in Deer Grove Forest Preserve on Ela Rd Just North of Northwest Highway Barrington

FIRE INITIALLY REPORTED AS A HOUSE FIRE TURNS OUT TO BE A CONTROLLED BURN

Barrington police and Barrington-Countryside firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:27 PM Sunday March 31, 2019 to a report of a house on fire near Ela Road and Northwest Highway Barrington, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a brown house was on fire on Ela Road just north of Northwest Highway.

Firefighters on arrival immediately upgraded the call to a working fire response, but were initially reporting a brush fire with no confirmed structure fire.

There was also possibly a controlled or prescribed burn underway in the west end of Deer Grove Forest Preserve, but the fire may have gotten out of control. Brush trucks were being dispatched to the scene as a precaution, but workers managing the controlled burn said they had the fire under control at 12:42 p.m.

The fire was closer to Hillside Road.

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