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Hundreds of pigs die in farm fire

by 5m Editor
26 December 2006, at 10:43am

UK - About 300 pigs were killed in a fire at a farm in North Yorkshire on Christmas Day.

Emergency fire crews were called to Waterloo Farm at Sproxton near Helmsley just before 2100 GMT after reports of a blaze in a pig shed.

About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze and crews remained at the scene for nearly two hours.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire was caused by an electrical fault in a fuse box.

Source: BBC News

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