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Brush fire leads to charges

Published April 08. 2013 05:06PM

A brush fire incident has led to charges.

State police at Lehighton said about 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, they were called to investigate a brush fire along Rossmor Drive, in Ross Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said a burn barrel located on the property of John Paul Klingel, 59, but near the property of a 49-year-old male, not identified by police, caused a small brush fire on the victim's property.

Troopers said as a result Klingel was charged with disorderly conduct. The Ross Township Fire Company responded and extinguished the fire.

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