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updated: 3/24/2014 2:01 PM

Area departments fighting brush fire near Lake Villa

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  • A large grass fire broke out at the Metra tracks along Terry Drive near Lake Villa on Monday afternoon.

      A large grass fire broke out at the Metra tracks along Terry Drive near Lake Villa on Monday afternoon.
    Courtesy of Tanya Morris

  • Lake Villa Fire Protection District firefighters set up to battle a brush fire Monday near Lake Villa.

       Lake Villa Fire Protection District firefighters set up to battle a brush fire Monday near Lake Villa.
    Lee Filas | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

The Lake Villa Fire protection district has requested a box alarm for a brush fire that is burning along the Metra tracks north of Monaville Road.

Brush trucks from several area fire departments, including Lake Villa, Antioch, Round Lake and Fox Lake, have been called to the scene.

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Flames have been seen by residents in the Venetian Village subdivision just west of Route 83.

A Metra spokesman said the fire is not disrupting commuter service on the North Central line.

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