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Second hog barn fire kills animals

June 25, 2008, Steinbach, Man. - For the second time in about a month, a huge hog operation has gone up in flames in southern Manitoba, killing thousands of animals.

June 25, 2008
By The Canadian Press


About 7,000 hogs perished after a fire broke out at a plant south of Steinbach, Man., owed by Maple Leaf.


A fire about a month ago at a Hytek plant nearby destroyed a hog operation and killed 5,200 hogs.


Al Nadeau, the area's fire chief, says they were called out to the latest fire around 3:30 a.m.


But he says, by the time crews got there, the barn was fully engulfed in flames.

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Large, thick plumes of smoke from the fire could be seen rising into the air as fire crews worked to extinguish the burning hog barn.

(CHSM)