Even a short fall at Starved Rock can be painful. Utica Fire's Lt. James Didricksen said a 13-year old girl climbed up from French Canyon's floor about Noon Saturday. It didn't work out, as she fell six feet and now has some back injuries. She was taken by ambulance to OSF St. Elizabeth's for treatment. The girl was with her parents.
On a windy Saturday, to be sure, there were fire calls. Grand Ridge Fire handled two brush pile fires in a ditch near Eastwood Golf Course on Streator's west side.
Allen Township was called to a combine fire on East 15th road just before 1pm. Also in the Noon hour, Serena asked Wallace for help on a grass fire on East 18th road. Not long after that, and just two miles away, Sheridan and Serena handled an LP tank leaking gas after a tree fell on it.