750 pigs die in inferno

15 May 2000

750 pigs die in inferno

MORE than 750 pigs burned to death when a blaze swept through a farm building in North Yorkshire, reports the Press Association news agency.

Firefighters rescued about a dozen pigs from the inferno at Hope Town House Farm in Burneston, but their injuries were so severe that a local vet later had to put them down.

It is believed that the fire, which destroyed the building, was caused by an electrical fault.

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