BROOK – A Corn Maze was evacuated Saturday after a field fire spread to the area.
Brook-Iroquois Township Firefighters responded to the blaze just east of US 41 Saturday around 3 p.m. after high winds picked up a nearby field fire in rural Newton County that spread to the area.
According to Brook Fire Chief Kyle D. Conrad, fire spread to county road 800S, which is a mile from the point of origin, and into the Kindig Corn Maze on county road 825S. Patrons of the corn maze had to be evacuated.
The fire was so prevalent the National Weather Service called local fire officials after smoke from the blaze appeared on radar.
Brook Firefighters were assisted by five local agencies and farmers, landowners and neighbors from the area that worked together to stop the blaze. The fire was put out in about two hours. The corn maze reopened a short time later, with a small portion of the maze being destroyed in an effort to stop the fire.