Hog barn fire near Sturgis kills thousands of pigs

There was a major hog barn fire Sunday 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 to try and determine the cause of the blaze.

(with files from cjww)

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