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Schuylkill County barn fire intentional, police say

An investigation into the cause of a barn fire in Washington Township, Schuylkill County revealed the fire was intentionally started.

Police say the resulting flames consumed the barn and its contents Monday. No animals or livestock were present as the barn was used for storage purposes. 

Officials say no injuries were reported, but the damage to the barn is estimated in excess of $30,000. 

Several incendiary fires have occurred around the Pine Grove area, police say, which started in vacant and unattended structures. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police Frackville at 570-874-5300.

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