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Firefighters battle fire at Iowa hog confinement

July 8, 2014
Associated Press

HUDSON, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters are battling a fire at a rural hog confinement operation in northeast Iowa.

Officials say a structure at the confinement in Hudson caught fire Tuesday before spreading to an adjacent building. Heavy smoke and impaired visibility was reported.

The second structure contained hogs, and some are believed to have died in the fire. It is unclear how many hogs were inside.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1qT2u2t ) firefighters from at least three departments were battling the fire. Nearby neighbors at one point gathered to help move several items, including propane and gasoline tanks, out of the fire's path.

Authorities say it's unclear what caused the fire.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

 
 

 

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