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Early morning fire destroys Lausanne Twp. barn

Fire destroyed a barn in Lausanne Township early Monday morning, sending one person to the hospital for evaluation.

Firefighters from Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties responded to the 3396 Buck Mountain Road just before 3 a.m.

Lehigh & Lausanne Deputy Chief Tyler Howey said a resident awoke and saw the barn on fire, and was able to rescue two horses from the structure on the Coll family property.

Firefighters found the barn fully involved when they arrived, Howey said. A pickup truck and tractor were lost in the fire. Some chickens are also believed to be lost, he said.

A resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and was treated and released, Howey said.

Tankers were called from throughout the region to bring water to the rural location. Howey thanked all of the fire companies that responded to the early morning blaze.

The barn continued to smolder as the sun came up after 7 a.m., and the L&L fire company remained on scene with a tanker.

Officials did not believe the fire was suspicious, but a state police fire marshal was called to investigate.

This property is near a home that was destroyed by fire last month.

Fire destroyed a barn along Buck Mountain Road in Lausanne Township early Monday morning. Two horses were saved from the barn. A state police fire marshal has been called, but the fire does not appear suspicious. KELLY MONITZ SOCHA/TIMES NEWS