Massive fire kills 6,500 pigs in north central Iowa

Published: Dec. 15, 2017 at 12:43 PM CST
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A fire at a farm in Dolliver Iowa has killed 6,500 pigs and caused an estimated 10 million dollars in damage.

The fire was reported around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived they saw the center barn completely engulfed.

After trying to put the fire down, crews had to back off to a more defensive position to protect the surrounding land. When the buildings all collapsed firefighters were able to put the flames out.

It took 6 and a half hours for crews to fight the fire.

Three hog buildings on the farm were a total loss and housed an estimated 2,500 sows and 4,000 piglets.

The farm is owned by Christensen Family Farms and it is unknown at this time what started the fire.