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Crews battle two-alarm house fire in Berks County

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:00:46 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 06 2013 05:30:46 PM CST

Firefighters have gotten the upper hand on a 2-alarm house fire in Berks County.

ALSACE TWP., Pa. -

Flames lit up the early morning sky over part of Berks County on Wednesday as fire gutted a vacant home.

The blaze broke out around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at 153 Hecktown Rd. in Alsace Township.

Neighbors told 69 News the unoccupied home had once been a barn for a pig farm. It was sold in 1990 to be turned into a home, the neighbors said.

The barn was recently renovated and sold; settlement was set for the end of the month, according to the neighbors.