Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 8:02 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021 to a report of a fire in a compost pile in a backyard that was spreading and possibly threatening a shed structure in the block of 600 South Vail Avenue Arlington Heights. The fire was reported to be spreading southwest in the backyard.
Firefighters moved to the backyard and discovered that compost and some plastic garbage cans were on fire near a shed. Extra fire units were returned by 8:09 p.m., and crews from Engine 3 and Tower 1 were doing most of the work to extinguish the fire. Firefighters from Palatine and Rolling Meadows responded to the Arlington Heights scene but were not needed.
Air temperature was 37°F and wind was NW at 15 MPH according to Northwest Central Dispatch System.
Firefighters had water on the fire by 8:10 p.m. The fire out time was not initially available.
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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