( KTRS ) Fire crews in the Metro-East were working hard yesterday as a number of brush fires ignited across the area.
Heavy winds and dry brush fueled the fires, that burnt for quite sometime. Crews first responded to a fire around 1:30pm Sunday afternoon near 8th street and Route 3 In Columbia,IL.
Then just after 3pm crews were called to another large brush fire on Falling Springs Road, near the Monsanto plant. Lastly, a brush fire sprang up in the 2700 block of Hanover Road, north of Waterloo,IL.
All fires were safely extinguished. No injuries have been reported.