Tons of Hay Fuel Fire at Chester County Mushroom Farm

A Chester County mushroom farm went up in flames overnight sending flames and smoke into the night sky.

It took firefighters about 90 minutes to contain the fire at Modern Mushroom Farms along Newark Road in Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania after flames broke out around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

About 350 hay bales (around 1,000 tons) fueled the flames. And, despite being contained, the fire continued to burn as of 6:30 a.m.

No one was hurt. [[387601351, C]]

Fire companies from Delaware joined the Avondale Fire Company in battling the flames.

Modern Mushroom supplies mushroom for Giorgio and they “recycle the mushroom compost to make garden-worthy soil,” according to its website.

Contact Us