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Fire kills 3,500 young pigs at Saskatchewan farm

April 2, 2014, Lanigan, Sask. – Thousands of piglets are dead after a fire at one of the largest hog production companies in Canada.

April 1, 2014
By The Canadian Press

April 2, 2014, Lanigan, Sask. – Thousands of piglets are dead after a
fire at one of the largest hog production companies in Canada.

Olymel says about 3,500 piglets between three and 10 weeks old died in the fire Monday at its subsidiary, Big Sky Farms, near Lanigan, east of Saskatoon.

Smoke was coming out of the eves of the barn when emergency services arrived, but the fire soon engulfed the building.

RCMP initially said about 4,500 young pigs were killed, but Olymel revised the number.

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No people were injured and Olymel says the handful of workers at the barn will be moved to other jobs.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.