TROY, Ill. – There was heavy smoke coming from a fire at a mulch plant in Troy, Illinois, and brush fires near Edwardsville. Firefighters say that they have both fires under control.
Police said that I-270 closed today between I55 and Illinois 159 because of a large brush large fire. The heavy smoke caused visibility problems near Edwardsville. The road eventually reopened after the smoke cleared.
First responders are asking the public to refrain from calling 911 about the smoke coming from the mulch plant. They are working on putting out the fire.