Hog Confinement Fire Near Rock Valley: Damage To Structure And Loss Of Pigs Estimated At Over $150,000

Date posted - December 24, 2012

FD lightbarRock 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.

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