A fast-spreading barn fire is responsible for killing more than 1,000 hogs in Lancaster County.
The fire, which broke out around 8:30 a.m. on Monday in Stevens, destroyed two large barns and killed hundreds of pigs inside.
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Thick smoke poured from two barns that housed 1,400 breeding pigs as employees, who escaped unharmed, rushed to save as many pigs as they could including ten-day old piglets, according to WGAL.
It took firefighters about three hours to get the fire under control. Both barns were destroyed in the fire.
There was no immediate report of whether the barns had a sprinkler system in place or whether they are required in production agriculture facilities. Commercial dog kennels in Pennsylvania, for instance, are required only to have fire extinguishers on hand.