Over 100 Pigs Lost In Trailer Fire On Highway 60 Near Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — Several baby pigs died and a livestock trailer was was damaged in a fire on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, near Hospers.

According to Hospers Fire Chief Jason Overmole, at about 7:50 a.m., the Hospers Fire Department was called to the report of a truck fire with baby pigs on the trailer on Highway 60 near Hospers Drive South, just southwest of Hospers.

The chief says the fire department saw the trailer on fire as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire. Granville firefighters provided automatic mutual aid.

Overmole says over 100 pigs died as a result of the fire.

He says the cause of the fire appeared to be mechanical in nature.

Chief Overmole reports that the trailer received heavy damage, and the fire was so hot, it melted some of the aluminum trailer.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about two hours.


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