Crews Battle 5 Acres Fire Near Cement Company

A fire is burning at the Lehigh Cement plant north of Mountain gate.  The fire broke out at around 8am and is burning on extremely steep terrain.  When it started at the foot of the mountain it spread very quickly uphill, but when it reached the top crews gained good containment because the burn area is surrounded on three sides by rock.  It's estimated at 5 acres and is not expected to grow much larger.  Lehigh Cement Company voluntarily evacuated the workers from their plant and no homes were ever threatened by the fire.