Brush fire burning in Zion delays Metra trains

April 10, 2014 6:18:59 PM PDT
Firefighters have gained control of a brush fire burning at Illinois Beach State Park near the Lake Michigan shoreline in far north suburban Zion.

Fire departments from Zion and a number of surrounding communities were on the scene Wednesday night. The fire delayed Metra trains on the Union Pacific-North line to Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Investigators suspect sparks from a passing train may have started the fire. No homes or businesses have burned.


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