Nearly 500 Hogs Killed In Nebraska Farm Fire

ST. LIBORY, Neb. (AP) -- A hog farm fire near this central Nebraska town Monday killed 465 pigs and destroyed a building in which the animals were housed.

The fire was reported around 11:45 a.m. CST at a hog farm one mile north of state Highway 58, St. Libory Fire Chief Al Spiehs said. It took three departments about two hours to bring the fire under control.

The blaze collapsed a farrowing building, sending the burning structure down on 65 sows and 400 piglets, Spiehs said.

The cause of the fire is believed to be a shorted out ice box cord in the building's office, he said.

Spiehs said there were two more buildings attached to the main building, but neither were damaged in the fire.

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