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Buffalo Grove fire started by fireworks

July 9, 2012 12:33:53 PM PDT
A massive brush fire in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove was started by someone playing with fireworks, police said.

Firefighters from 25 departments were called to the area near Aptakisic and Buffalo Grove roads. Officials said the fire was fuled by the dry conditions and fast winds.

The fire spread to nearby electricial lines and knocked out services to 2,400 ComEd customers and caused $150,000 worth of damages to the lines and equipment. ComEd said services in the area have been restored.

Police arrested and charged 20-year-old Gabriel Horwich for starting the fire.


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