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Fire at Ohio farm kills 1,100 animals

Oct. 13, 2008 at 12:42 PM   |   Comments

GREENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An estimated 1,100 pigs died Monday morning when a fire broke out at a farm in Darke County, Ohio, fire officials say.

Assistant Fire Chief Mark Wright said while firefighters reached the scene shortly after the blaze began, they were unable to save the 40-foot by 200 foot hog barn and its occupants, WHIO-TV in Dayton reported.

"According to the owner, 150 sow and 950 baby pigs perished in the fire," Wright said.

Fire officials told WHIO-TV the cause of the blaze had yet to be determined.

Topics: Mark Wright
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