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The Foreigner Fire kills 250 pigs. “It was dramatic,” says fire brigade. 250 pigs were burnt alive early this morning when fire broke out in a pig barn on a farm south of Nærbø in Hå municipality.  “We knew there were many pigs trapped inside. But we couldn’t get to the barn at first, because we got stuck in one metre of snow that was blocking the farm track. It was dramatic,” Chief Fireman Per Ivar Aniksdal told NRK.

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Fire kills 250 pigs

Published on Friday, 5th February, 2010 at 12:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

“It was dramatic,” says fire brigade.



250 pigs were burnt alive early this morning when fire broke out in a pig barn on a farm south of Nærbø in Hå municipality.

 “We knew there were many pigs trapped inside. But we couldn’t get to the barn at first, because we got stuck in one metre of snow that was blocking the farm track. It was dramatic,” Chief Fireman Per Ivar Aniksdal told NRK.

High winds and a shortage of water also made extinguishing the blaze difficult, and several engines were sent out to nearby farms to help.

Firemen began to get the fire under control just after 7 a.m., and say there’s no danger of it spreading to neighbouring buildings.

150 pigs survived.



Published on Friday, 5th February, 2010 at 12:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: fire, pig, farm, naerboe, haa, firemen, brigade, norway.





  
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