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Combines Spark Grass Fires

“This was the call we’ve been waiting for.” So said Assistant Rural Fire Chief Judd Stewart.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Fairbury Rural Fire was dispatched to the scene of a grass fire near the intersection of 712 Avenue and 572nd Road, east of Fairbury.

Earlier that day, the U.S. National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for much of the area, with dry vegetation, low relative humidity values and strong winds more than 45 miles per hours creating ideal factors for fires to start and quickly get out of control.Firefighters were on scene quickly and a rough estimate of the damage is approximately fiv...


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