Fire Burns Mobile Home and Lumber Yard

By Ali Ingersoll

Published 07/08 2014 07:02PM

Updated 07/08 2014 07:19PM

Fire officials say the fire broke out around 10:30 Tuesday morning at a mobile home in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County. 

Firefighter say it initially broke out at the mobile home but extended to brick-style sheds filled with lumber. Officials say multiple barrels filled with fuel oil created explosions prior to the crews arrival.

Firefighters from three counties helped put the flames out.  They say it was difficult to fight the the fire here because of the lumber yard's location.

"We're dealing with high brush, junk yard conditions," says Matt Gilliland, the fire chief of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company. "It's a real dangerous area for firefighters and we're really looking out for their safety."

No one was injured in fire.  The homeowner was not at the mobile home when the fire broke out.

Officials say the mobile home is a complete loss.

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