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Fire Reported Near Buffalo Grove Road and Aptakisic

Fireworks reportedly caused a large brush fire Sunday afternoon.

Update: 2 p.m. July 9

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Update: 1 a.m. July 9

A 20-year-old Buffalo Grove resident was charged in the Sunday afternoon blaze near Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic roads, the Daily Herald reported.

The brush fire, which was caused by fireworks, left 2,400 ComEd customers without power and caused $150,000 in damages, according to ABC news.

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Witnesses are reporting a fire near near Buffalo Grove Road and Aptakisic Road Sunday afternoon.

Alan Marlowe and Stephanie Davis sent Buffalo Grove Patch photos of the smoke and fire via Twitter around 1:30 p.m. July 8.

Other community members say that nearby residents have lost power and traffic lights are out.

Have you been affected by the fire? Share your experience in the comment section below.

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Jilly July 08, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Heard tons of sirens going back and forth non-stop. I'm glad that no one was hurt. First thought it was a traffic accident. Wonder if they know what started the fire?
Sandy Klein July 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Trucks from fifteen towns responded. Some wet down the nearby homes and waited on the individual cul-de-sacs / blocks in case one of the homes went up, while the other trucks worked on the fire in the field. Rumor has it that four twenty year olds were arrested for starting it with fireworks. Just wondering - who foots the bill for this?
J July 09, 2012 at 03:04 AM
This is why fireworks are illegal. People do stupid things...This person should have known better. Dry brush and winds are perfect for a fire. Hope the rest of B.G. takes a lesson from this. Glad they found and charged the person.
Cristel Mohrman July 09, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Thanks so much to all who posted photos on this story, to emk for sending in video footage, and thanks for all the comments!
Ray July 09, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Throw the book at 'em, and make them pay for the whole thing. Shooting off illegal fireworks is idiotic.

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