Open field Centennial Park near Old Buffalo Grove Road and Buffalo Grove Road north of Hintz Road near Arlington Heights (Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
FIRE BLOG

Controlled Burns Scheduled in Area of Hintz Rd and Old Buffalo Grove Rd, Near Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling

439 Controlled burns in open fields are scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 according to a notification to the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. Winds at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020 were from the South […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Explanations for Smoke Sightings on Route 53, I-90, and I-290 in Elk Grove, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, and Westchester

74 Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:10 PM Wednesday March 21, 2018 to a report of a restaurant fire near Golf Road and Algonquin Road Rolling Meadows, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics in Rolling […]

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Crimes Notebook

Florida Mom, Diena Thompson, Ignites Convicted Child Killer’s Former Home in Orange Park, Florida — Helps Firefighters with Controlled Burn

37 February 2015: Florida mom burns down home of convicted child-killer Following live fire house fire training for firefighters at a vacant house in Orange Park, Florida; Diena Thompson got to finish off the house […]

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CRIME BLOG C

Large Smoke Plume or Header and Ash Thursday Afternoon was a Controlled Burn in Lake County Near Lindenhurst, West of Wadsworth, Waukegan

43 A large header or large plume of smoke in the area of Lindenhurst and Lake Villa area of Lake County is reported to have been a large controlled burn. According to WGN meteorologist Mike […]

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FIRE BLOG

Fires, Smoke Reports in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, South Barrington, Rolling Meadows, and Palatine Have Been Controlled Burns

38 Police and firefighters in the northwest suburbs of Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, and South Barrington have received reports for fires and heavy black smoke throughout the day. Controlled burns have been ongoing […]

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FIRE BLOG

Numerous Calls to Fire Dept for Smoke South and West Areas of Arlington Heights Has Been from Controlled Burn

33 Northwest Central Dispatch 9-1-1 center for Arlington Heights and other nearby suburbs received numerous calls around noon for smoke in the south and west areas of Arlington Heights. The smoke has been drifting over […]