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Hogs Killed in Rural Barn Fire

May 23, 2011 8:42 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Flames engulf a barn in the RM of Hanover that killed thousands of hogs on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Firefighters tend to a barn fire in the RM of Hanover on Saturday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A fire early Saturday morning killed thousands of hogs in a large feeder barn located in the RM of Hanover.

Steinbach RCMP responded just before 3 a.m., along with fire and paramedics crews, but the barn was completely engulfed in flames.

More than 4,000 hogs were killed in the blaze, which the Office of the Fire Commissioner has deemed to be accidental.

No damage estimate is yet available and the investigation is ongoing.

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