Farm blaze causes 70 pig deaths

At least 70 pigs were killed in a fire at a farm at Goxhill in North Linciolnshire.

Fire engines were called to the scene at around 4.20pm last Thursday. At the height of the blaze six fire engines and one water supply nit were in attendance.

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue service said: “The fire was located in one of the pig sheds, and whilst 250 pigs were moved to safety, unfortunately when we left around 50 had perished.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

The number of dead pigs is now standing at 70, with smoke inhalation one of the main causes according to Humberside Fire and Rescue.

 

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