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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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Jennifer July 08, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Sunset food's lights dimmed and some went out.
Jaye July 08, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Is that Didier?
Anne Marie Gerhardt July 08, 2012 at 07:47 PM
it's not at didier it's on the west side of Buffalo Grove Rd.
Sherry July 08, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Lights at best buy dimmed twice.
Kathy Peters July 08, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Heard it was the power lines and field fire. No homes or businesses
Linda Karamitis July 08, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Its dover CT and brandywynn. Started by some genuis 20 something...with...fireworks....Brillant
MsMood July 08, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I believe it's the public land to the west
Pessa July 08, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I noticed it as I was driving north on Buffalo Grove Rd/Windsor and Hintz at about 1:30. Now that I know how far north it is, it had to be massive to be visible so far south.
jonbbc July 08, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Just checked it out myself. It's to the west side of Didier. It's 2:55 PM and they're opening up the roads again.
MsMood July 08, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I'm so glad it's cooler for the first responders on the scene. Opening the roads is a great sign.
Amanda July 08, 2012 at 08:24 PM
DId they get it out finally? Roads are being re-opened
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 (Editor) 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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