August 27, 2014

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Lightning ignites Pittsfield Twp. barn fire

STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Lightning struck a Pittsfield Township barn Tuesday, igniting hay bales inside.

About 9:45 a.m., the Wellington Fire Department arrived at 1833 Pitts Road.

No flames were evident by the time firefighters arrived but some hay bales were smoldering, the department said.

The fire was under control soon after 10 a.m.

No one was hurt, and no animals were injured.