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Two Scott County Brush Fires Get Out Of Control


Two brush fires spiraled out of control in Scott County Thursday afternoon.

The first happened in Donahue on the 24-thousand block of 115th Avenue.

Fire officials there say a homeowner was burning grass when the wind picked up and the fire got out of hand, burning a nearby barn to the ground.

Fire crews from Donahue, Eldridge, and Maysville were on scene to get the fire under control.

And just before 1:00 p.m., the Bettendorf Fire Department was called to a brush fire at the I-80 rest area westbound.

According to officials, a rest area maintenance worker was burning brush that got out of control.

The fire spread to heavy timber brush approximately half to three quarters of a mile away from the original location.

Due to thick smoke, Iowa State Patrol was notified to assist with traffic control on I-80 due to visibility. One lane of the interstate was closed for around 30 minutes.

Golfers on the course at Hidden Hills were evacuated to the clubhouse.

Officials say the fire was out at around 2:00 p.m.

LeClaire and Riverdale Fire Departments assisted with the call.

There were no injuries.

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