Hog Confinement Fire Near Rock Valley: Damage To Structure And Loss Of Pigs Estimated At Over $150,000
Date posted - December 24, 2012
Rock Valley, Iowa — A hog confinement fire near Rock Valley on Saturday (12/22) caused over $150,000 in damage, both to the structure and in loss of pigs, and was fought by firefighters from three fire departments.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:50 PM, they paged Rock Valley Emergency Responders to the report of a hog confinement on fire at 2730 340th Street, four miles southeast of Rock Valley.
Upon their arrival, the Rock Valley Fire Department found the confinement to be fully engulfed in fire.
The Rock Valley Fire Department called for mutual aid help from the Hull and Sioux Center Fire Departments.
After the fire was extinguished it was determined that 650 30-pound feeder pigs were lost due to the fire. Total damages are estimated at $150,000.
No human injuries were reported.
The Rock Valley Ambulance crew and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Leave a ReplySheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. appreciates your comments that abide by the following guidelines:
1. Avoid profanities or foul language.
2. Disagree, but avoid ad hominem (personal) attacks.
3. Threats are treated seriously and will be reported to law enforcement.
4. Spam and advertising are not permitted in the comments area.
These guidelines are very general and cannot cover every possible situation. Please don't assume that Sheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. or its advertisers agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment. We reserve the right to filter or delete comments or to deny posting privileges entirely at our discretion. Please note that comments are reviewed by the selected staff and may not be posted immediately. If you feel your comment was filtered inappropriately, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to:Hog Confinement Fire Near Rock Valley: Damage To Structure And Loss Of Pigs Estimated At Over $150,000