A press release from the Crystal Lake Fire Department:
Fire Damage from Controlled Burn, Wheatland Drive, Crystal Lake
The fire was bad enough to make Chicago radio and television news where it was reported that the siding of several houses melted.
At 1:48 this afternoon, the Crystal Lake Police advised,
“Please be aware that Huntley Road is closed from Barlina Road to Ackman Road due to a large controlled burn.
“It will remain closed for approximately 2 to 3 hours.”
Last week a similar burn got out of control Lakewood.