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Massive fire in Ohio pig farming kills 5,000 pigs, officials say

The fire completely destroyed the facility, the officials said.

(Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

A massive barn fire broke out at a pig farm in Wayne Township, Ohio on Tuesday, killing about 5,000 pigs, the officials said.

The fire Straathof pig farming took place around 1:00, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook that the fire” spread quickly throughout the facility resulting in intense heat and heavy smoke,” which made it difficult for the fire brigade staff for the fight of the interior of the fire.”

Officials said about 5,000 pigs were killed.

(Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

Fire officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire that “completely destroyed” the facility in addition to the killing of the pigs.

While the Wayne Township Fire department was initially dispatched to the scene, they asked for back-up of additional fire agencies as the flames started to intensify.

At least one firefighter was injured in the incident and taken to a local hospital. He has since been released, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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