DCNR: Mount Penn fire in Reading is suspicious

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 23, 2016 8:45 AM

(Reading) -- The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says a forest fire on a Berks County mountain appears to have been intentionally set.

DCNR spokesman Terry Brady says the fire on Mount Penn in Reading is suspicious.

Crews are continuing to douse hot spots, but the fire has been contained.

It was first reported Monday evening and eventually scorched 47 acres before it was brought under control early Tuesday.

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

The fire and smoke have been visible for miles.

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