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updated: 8/10/2012 10:41 PM

Brush pile catches fire in Lombard

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A pile of brush collected during July storms in Lombard ignited into flames Friday afternoon, and took crews 90 minutes to bring under control, authorities said.

The fire broke out about 3:20 p.m. where the pile was being kept at the end of Lombard Road in the northern part of the village. Lombard Fire Department crews who arrived on scene saw a large amount of smoke, and high winds led to the fire being spread over a 100-by-300-foot area, according to a village news release.

The fire was reported to be out by 9 p.m., though it was still smoldering, authorities said.

Crews from the Addison Fire Department and Lombard Public Works Department assisted with the response. Once the fire was extinguished, two members of the Lombard Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association wire watch group monitored the area to watch for any rekindling, authorities said.

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