Barn Gutted By Wind-whipped Fire

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UNION TOWNSHIP — A barn in Luzerne County is in ruins after a fire.

Fire officials say it is an example of why you need to be careful burning anything outdoors on a windy day.

The barn along Cope Road in Union Township was empty but workers cleaning out the barn for the owner were burning things on the property and the wind caught the barn on fire.

No burn ban is in effect in Luzerne County but the chief says it probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do considering how strong the wind was on Wednesday.

2 comments

  • mdog

    Why are people voting down what i witnessed?

    mdog
    March 25, 2014 at 12:54 am
    What was burning on mountain in Wyoming Valley Sat night?
    i saw 3 fire depts. that’s 9 + trucks head out into action
    the fire was huge above West Wyoming and my comment prior has been removed.
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    joe
    March 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm
    It might be something crucial to release to the public if true,maybe they seeing if anyone trying to find out what they might know, maybe someone or several nervous individuals !Someone playing dumb? Your comment sounds like it is very ,very serious!
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  • luvshorses

    No fooling.. it wasn’t the smartest thing to do? Burning? The way the wind was ripping today. Thank God no one was hurt. Please people use common sense.

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