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Crews battle grass fire in rural Adams County

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A grass fire burns off in the distance near Highway 104, southwest of Liberty. A grass fire burns off in the distance near Highway 104, southwest of Liberty.
The fire near Liberty spread quickly, and crews struggled to get it under control. The fire near Liberty spread quickly, and crews struggled to get it under control.
A view of the scorched ground left behind after the fire. A view of the scorched ground left behind after the fire.
ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A grass fire that burned roughly 10 acres near Liberty, Illinois Thursday night is now out, fire officials say.

Liberty, Payson and Bayliss fire departments all responded to a field fire before 6 p.m.  

The fire started close to a home off Highway 104 southeast of Liberty, but spread away from the house. It could be seen burning from miles away.

Firefighters say a homeowner was there when the fire started but wasn't hurt.

Meanwhile, Adams County was under a red flag warning for part of the day Thursday due to the dry and windy conditions, but that warning was lifted at 6 p.m.

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