COLONA, Illinois -- A brush fire was reported just west of Interstate 80 in a rural part of Colona.
Initial reports indicated that the fire was behind a home on Carroll Street, around 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.
A man said he was burning brush in a burn barrel when an ember flew out, catching a nearby field on fire.
Firefighters from Colona and Coal Valley responded to the scene. They got the fire under control within a half hour, working fast to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring homes.