Thousands of hogs die in huge barn fire


Thousands of hogs die in huge barn fire

<img class=“story-img“ src=“http://vipmedia.globalnews.ca/2015/04/hog-barn-fire.jpg?w=282&h=188&crop=1″ alt=“A massive blaze destroyed a barn holding thousands of hogs in the RM of Ste. Anne. “ />; A massive blaze destroyed a barn holding thousands of hogs in the RM of Ste. Anne.

A massive blaze destroyed a barn holding thousands of hogs in the RM of Ste. Anne.

Walther Bernal / Global News

WINNIPEG — Thousands of hogs were killed during a barn fire in the RM of Ste. Anne Friday afternoon.

Steinbach RCMP responded to the fire around 12:45 p.m. roughly five kilometers south of Highway 1 on Highway 12.

READ MORE: Homes evacuated after grass fire near Steinbach

It’s believed there were 3,000 hogs in the barn and none made it out alive according to Steinbach RCMP.

The fire was extinguished by 3:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the fire and no damage estimate is available.

Fire crews remain on the scene and investigations continue into the cause of the blaze.

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