Three backyards burn in Hampshire
Courier-News staff July 4, 2012 9:44PM
Updated: August 6, 2012 12:21PM
HAMPSHIRE — Backyards of three homes were damaged by fire in the 200 block of Johnson Street on Wednesday.
Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Herrmann said units responded at 2 p.m. Several trees were burning, along with bushes and fencing. Two homes sustained heat damage.
The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes.
The cause was a short in an electrical transformer.
Damage was $10,000.
Burlington, Pingree Grove, Huntley, Marengo and Genoa provided mutual aid.