Crews respond to field fire in Perry County, Illinois

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Published: Sep. 27, 2019 at 4:45 PM CDT
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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Crews responded to a field fire on Friday afternoon, September 27 near the sand plant on Cutler Trico Road in Perry County, Illinois, according to the sheriff’s office.

The field was a reclaimed strip mine.

The fire chief for the Cutler Fire Department said the fire was south of town and it burned about three to four acres. A dozer also burned.

The chief also said it started with someone burning brush, and it got out of control.

The fire was contained in about two and a half hours.

Several departments responded including the Forestry Service, and crews from Pinckneyville, Wappapello, and others. According to Pinckneyville Fire Department, they got the mutual aid call around 1 p.m.

There were no injuries.

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