Fire rips through barn in Oley
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.
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.
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.