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Round Lake Fire Department responds to sudden junk pile fire

Konradi fire
A Round Lake fire fighter searches through the rubble for any remaining flames following the fire. (Leah Ward / The Globe)

ROUND LAKE — The Round Lake Fire Department appeared on the scene within minutes of being dispatched to a fire on the Joyce Konradi farm Wednesday morning.

Dave Konradi said he had burned a bunch of tree clippings and fallen branches over the weekend. On Wednesday morning, he moved the ashes from the weekend's fire into the junk pile in a thicket on the west end of his mother's property, thinking the fire was completely out.

Before long, flames engulfed the junk pile and reached about 10 feet into the air, Konradi said. When he called 911, the Round Lake Fire Department arrived and extinguished the blaze.

"It could have been worse," Konradi said of the experience.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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