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Crews battle barn fire in Monroe Township

MONROE TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.–Crews are battling a barn fire in Cumberland County. It happened along the 1200 block of Boiling Springs Road in M...
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MONROE TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.–Crews are battling a barn fire in Cumberland County.

It happened along the 1200 block of Boiling Springs Road in Monroe Township shortly after 10 a.m.

The barn located is near Monroe Elementary School, the Monroe Township Municipal Authority and the Monroe Township building.

As a precaution, students at Monroe Elementary School will have indoor recess and the doors/windows are closed, according the Cumberland Valley School District’s website. According to firefighters, the barn is a total loss. The state police police fire marshal is investigating.

The barn was used to store old furniture. There were no injuries and no animals were kept in the barn. The owner discovered the fire and called 911. Wind caused the fire to spread from one end of the barn to the other but the fire department’s quick response kept it from spreading to other buildings.

So far, no word on what caused the fire.

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