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Mushroom Cloud Rose From Massive Barn Fire in Lancaster County [Photos]

Drain oil explosion forming a mushroom cloud in Lancaster County. Drain oil explosion forming a mushroom cloud in Lancaster County.
Drain oil explosion forming a mushroom cloud in Lancaster County. Photo Credit: Maytown-East Donegal Township FD John Fazekas and Tim Coover
The mushroom cloud was visible for mile into the early morning on Thursday. The mushroom cloud was visible for mile into the early morning on Thursday.
The mushroom cloud was visible for mile into the early morning on Thursday. Photo Credit: Maytown-East Donegal Township FD John Fazekas and Tim Coover
An explosion over a barn in East Donegal Township. An explosion over a barn in East Donegal Township.
An explosion over a barn in East Donegal Township. Photo Credit: Maytown-East Donegal Township FD John Fazekas and Tim Coover
The smoldering rubble of the barn fire  in East Donegal Township. The smoldering rubble of the barn fire  in East Donegal Township.
The smoldering rubble of the barn fire in East Donegal Township. Photo Credit: Maytown-East Donegal Township FD John Fazekas and Tim Coover

A barn fire formed a mushroom cloud in Lancaster County Wednesday night.

Fire crews in East Donegal Township were called to a barn fire along Donegal Creek Road in East Donegal Township around 11 p.m. 

The barn on fire was located at series of structures including a milking barn, straw and hay storage and a workshop, according to Emergency Dispatch Services.

The exact cause of the mushroom cloud is unknown. A variety of theories are been made including fuel tanks or a gas line, according to dispatch; one commenter on social media said it was a 55 gallon container of drain oil.

The fire marshal has not released an official statement on this fire.

Crews left the scene at 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to the fire department.

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