Monday, October 19, 2015

Wind-driven Brush Fire Alongside Eastbound I-90 Just West of Route 53 Near Catamaran, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:05 AM Monday to a brush fire near 42.058582, -88.038916 (I-90 E And Il-53/I-290 Schaumburg, Il). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a brush fire was located along eastbound I-90 west of Route 53.

Firefighters were using pump cans and a deck gun on top of a fire engine to extinguish the fire.

An extra engine crew and truck crew were called to the scene. Firefighters were working to protect cars in a parking lot at Catamaran, but at 11:20 am. there was no immediate risk to the cars.

Firefighters reported they were fighting a wind-driven brush fire with a limited water supply.

Eastbound I-90 was backed up to about Plum Grove Road at 11:23. a.m.

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