Coroner: Man Killed in Lycoming County Barn Fire

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LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP -- A man was killed in a barn fire in Lycoming County.

David Smith, 38, of Gaines died from smoke inhalation and burns, according to the coroner. There is no word on how Smith got caught in the fire.

The coroner said Smith was visiting his mother's farm along Pine Woods Road in Limestone Township near Jersey Shore when the fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters say they had a tough time battling the flames because of the strong wind. Hay and fuel tanks inside the barn also fed the fire.

Tractors and other equipment stored in the barn were destroyed.

A state police fire marshal said the cause of the fire is undetermined and the death has been ruled accidental.