Fire rips through barn in Oley

The Southern Berks News - - LOCAL NEWS -

OLEY >> A fire that broke out late Mon­day af­ter­noon, May 1, left a barn in ashes.

Fire­fight­ers were called to the scene of a barn fire that was re­ported on Route 662 at Cov­ered Bridge Road just af­ter 4 p.m. Mon­day. Fire of­fi­cials said the fire was fully in­volved upon ar­rival and they then called for ad­di­tional backup.

The blaze en­gulfed the barn and a nearby car, but fire­fight­ers were able to keep the flames from spread­ing to homes in the area. Due to wind and the sever­ity of the fire, about 100 fire­fight­ers as­sisted in putting out the blaze. It took crews more than an hour to con­trol the fire.

Of­fi­cials said the barn was com­pletely de­stroyed but that noth­ing valu­able had been in­side the barn at the time of the fire.

No in­juries were re­ported.

A state po­lice fire marshal is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the blaze.

TOM KELLY III — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Flames rip through a sec­tion of a large barn that col­lapsed as fire de­stroyed the struc­ture on Route 662 at Cov­ered Bridge Road in Oley on May 1. More than 100 fire­fight­ers from fire com­pa­nies in Berks and Mont­gomery coun­ties fought the fire un­der very windy con­di­tions.

TOM KELLY III — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

A fire tore through a barn on Route 662 at Cov­ered Bridge Road in Oley late Mon­day af­ter­noon, May 1. The barn was de­stroyed in the blaze but no in­juries were re­ported.

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