Firefighters battle large hay bale fire

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image wpvi"><span>WPVI</span></div><span class="caption-text">Fire companies from Chester County and as far away as New Castle, Delaware battled a large hay bale fire overnight in Avondale, Chester County.</span></div>
October 8, 2009 4:25:44 AM PDT
Fire companies from Chester County and as far away as New Castle, Delaware battled a large hay bale fire overnight in Avondale, Chester County.

Flames broke out around 2:00 a.m. at a mushroom farm located along the 8100 block of Gap Newport Pike (Route 41).

Fire department officials initially reported at least a dozen large hay bales burning, but the flames quickly spread due to the high winds still blowing overnight in the area.

Front-end loaders were brought to the scene in an attempt to separate non-burning bales from the burning bales.

Smoke could be seen for miles.

So far, no reports of injuries.


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