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Hog Confinement Fire Near Boyden Causes A Quarter Of A Million Dollars In Damage

Boyden, Iowa — A hog confinement near Boyden sustained about $750,000 in damages in a fire on Friday night.
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The Boyden Fire Department reports that they received the call for a structure fire at 7:05 PM Friday night. The fire occurred at 3768 360th Street, seven miles southwest of Boyden.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a hog confinement with heavy smoke coming from it. The building contained 2,800 pigs. One of the four 75-foot by 125-foot sections of the building was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire after about three hours. There were no pigs in that particular room at the time of the fire.

At this time there has not been a loss of any of the animals.

Fire officials say the building sustained about $750,000 in damages.

Boyden Ambulance personnel, the Hull Fire Department, Hull Ambulance personnel, fire departments from Orange City and Sioux Center, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Boyden Fire Department on the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Boyden Fire Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshal.