Brush Fire in the Paul Douglas Preserve — Forest Preserves of Cook County in Hoffman Estates Saturday Afternoon


Firefighter/paramedics from Hoffman Estates Fire Department responded about 1:29 p.m. Saturday May 9, 2020 to a brush fire in an area south of Algonquin Road and east of Ela Road.

At 1:40 p.m. a large black cloud with flames showing was reported at 2720 Central Road near Grassy Ridge Meadow in the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve.

An engine crew and a brush truck crew from Hoffman Estates Fire Department responded along with Cook County Forest Preserve fire crews.

Firefighters reported about 10 spot fires stretched out over a distance of about one-quarter mile at 2:02 p.m. Hoffman Estates firefighters worked to control the fire until about 3:20 p.m.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


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