Firefighters battle massive blaze near Scott Air Force Base

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 7:05 AM

Firefighters battle massive blaze near Scott Air Force Base

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(KMOV.com) – Firefighters were on the scene of a shed fire near Scott Air Force Base Monday evening.

Authorities said the fire broke around 5:00 p.m. near a shed in 4400 block of Illinois State Route 161 . Firefighters said the fire started as a grass fire but then spread to the shed, a house, and three nearby RVs.

The shed and RVs were destroyed. Route 161 near the scene was closed for several hours, but has since re-opened. A cause has yet to be determined.

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