Fire at IDOT salt barn
SHEFFIELD – An Illinois Department of Transportation salt barn located near Interstate 80 and Route 40 caught fire mid-morning Tuesday after a hot ember from a nearby brush fire blew into the salt barn’s roof vent.
Sheffield Fire Department was called to the scene around 10:30 a.m., shortly before Manlius Fire Department was called for mutual aid.
Sheffield Fire Chief Andy Lanxon said with the wind blowing in a northwest direction, it made it easy for the embers from the brush fire to get caught in the wind and sucked into the salt barn’s vent. The embers quickly caused flames to the vent area of the salt barn, and firefighters were called immediately.
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