A barn fire in Wauconda hampered traffic and sent a huge blume of black smoke into the air around midday Tuesday.
Firefighters were called to the fire near the intersection of Route 12 and West Case Road at about 11:30 a.m.
High winds caused the fire to spread to two nearby barns, said Wauconda Fire Division Chief of Training Albert Schlick III, according to the Northwest Herald.
Water was brought in by tankers because of a lack of hydrants.
No animals or people were injured and officials had the fire out in about an hour.