CERRO GORDO CO., Iowa – Thousands of hogs have died in a major barn fire.
According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:17 a.m. authorities were called to respond to a fire in a hog confinement facility owned by Luscombe Enterprises at 7442 Balsam Avenue in Ventura. Approximately 250 female hogs, and 2,500 piglets were lost in the fire. The building was also a total loss.
There is no information yet on what may have caused the blaze. No injuries were reported.
Fire crews from Ventura, Clear Lake, and Garner responded to the scene.