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5,000 pigs killed in Fayette County barn fire

The fire started around 1 p.m. at the Straathoff Swine Farm on Old Route 35 in the southeastern part of the county.
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ohio – Approximately 5,000 pigs were killed in a barn fire in Fayette County on Tuesday according to the Fayette County sheriff’s office.

The fire started around 1 p.m. at the Straathoff Swine Farm on Old Route 35 in the southeastern part of the county.

Many fire departments responded to the fire from Fayette, Ross, Highland, Pickaway, and Greene counties.

One firefighter was taken to Fayette County Memorial Hospital to be treated for an arm injury. The firefighter was released.

A cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.