Update: Fire at Koch's Turkey Farms
A major fire has destroyed a massive structure on the property of Koch's Turkey Farms in West Penn Township.
The blaze was first reported Saturday afternoon just before 3 p.m. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Fire companies from throughout Schuylkill County were dispatched to the scene.
When firefighters arrived on scene they found the wood-frame metal-clad structure fully involved in flames. Due to the remote location of the scene, water had to be tanked into the site. A fill site was established at a fire hydrant in South Tamaqua.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Koch's is reported to be one of the major producers of turkeys in the commonwealth.
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