WATCH: Dash cam video of barn fire in Poplar Grove

Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 5:31 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2021 at 2:41 PM CST
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POPLAR GROVE, Ill. (WIFR) - Dash cam video is released of firefighters responding to the 12000 block of IL-76 for a major fire.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday by Boone County Fire Protection District #2, dash cam footage shows smoke billowing from the structure while firefighters position the truck to provide aid.

Boone County Fire Protection District #2 reported that it took multiple units to douse a barn fire Monday evening.

Just after 3 p.m. Dec. 27, Boone County Fire Protection District #3 and Boone County Fire Protection District #2 dispatched to the 12000 block of IL-76 in response to a large barn fire. They were aided by more than 10 units including Belvidere Fire Department, Boone District #1, Capron Rescue Squad, Harlem Roscoe Fire Department, Cherry Valley Fire Department, North Park Fire Department, Midwest Dirt and Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

First responders were on the scene for over five hours working to extinguish the blaze. An excavator was used to open up the north end of the barn so that firefighters could access hot spots.

Boone County Sheriff’s blocked South IL-76 Monday so firefighters could a barn engulfed in flames. Traffic is being redirected between Orth Rd. and Dawson Lake Rd. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

No injuries have been reported. Damages are unknown at this time.

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