Huge plume of black smoke rises from farm fire in Bethel

Firefighters initially dispatched for barn fire

BETHEL TWP., Pa. - What firefighters first thought to be a big barn fire turned out to be something different. In any case, it sent a plume of thick, black smoke high into the air above Interstate 78.

Firefighters were dispatched shortly before noon Friday to the report of a barn fire in the 200 block of Kline Road in Bethel Township, not far from the interchange of I-78 and Route 419.

Rory Gauche shared a photo with 69 News that showed the plume of smoke rising into the air.

The first firefighters on the scene arrived not to find a barn on fire but a controlled burn that spread to some nearby trash, according to officials on the scene.

They struck a second alarm for extra manpower to help bring the fire under control.

No one was injured.

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