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Watch: Brush fire burns on Colona property

A brush fire was reported just west of Interstate 80 in a rural part of Colona.

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.