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Crews battle forest fire on Mount Penn in Reading

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 22, 2016 3:31 AM
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(Reading) -- Crews are battling a forest fire on a Berks County7 mountain.

The fire on Mount Penn was reported Monday evening the woods behind Reading High School.

Firefighters from Reading and surrounding communities are battling the blaze from the base of the mountain and from above.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to any homes or businesses in the area.

Flames can be seen from miles away, lighting up the night sky.

Firefighters say they are struggling to contain the fire because of the terrain and strong wind gusts.

No evacuations are being conducted.

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