A so-called controlled burn in Harborcreek got out of control late Friday night, creating a quite a sight in the sky.

It was reported in the 3200 block of Davison Road around 11:30 p.m.

Nearby neighbors reported hearing an explosion and then saw flames shooting into the sky.

Firefighters from Harborcreek and neighboring companies responded.

It took at least a hour to contain the fire.

Neighbors told Erie News Now the land owner had been piling up trash and debris at the site of a collapse barn and decided to burn it.

The fire was about 200 yards off the road, making it a challenge for firefighters.

No one was hurt in the firefight.

It's unclear if the owner was in violation of any township regulations.