Hog Barn Fire Near Sturgis Kills About Ten Thousand Pigs

There was a major hog barn fire yesterday (Sun) in the Sturgis area, about an hour north of Yorkton.The owner of the barn, Olymel, says about 10-thousand pigs perished inside the facility.

All of the employees were able to safely evacuate the barn.There was no damage to a second barn and a feed mill about half-a-kilometre away.Provincial fire investigators are on the scene today (Mon) to try and determine the cause of the blaze.

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