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4 area fire departments responded to a corn field fire at the intersection of US Highway 51 and Illinois Route 10 at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.



Fire departments from Kenney, Wapella, and Maroa assisted Clinton in getting control of the fire, whose flames could be seen as high as 10 feet in the air.



The fire caused lots of smoke in the area.



Clinton Fire Department Captain Chris White told Regional Radio News reporter Seth Laurence during our live coverage, that the 4 departments worked together to contain the fire.



The fire was contained by 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.


Traffic on Illinois Route 10 between US Highway 51 and Illinois Route 54 was detoured during the fire.

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