Massive Ohio barn fire chars 5000 pigs

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COLUMBUS — A massive fire in a barn in Ohio has killed nearly 5,000 pigs and destroyed the entire facility on Wednesday. Firefighters from five counties battled to control the blaze.

The fire started at the Straathoff Swine Farm in Wayne Township, which is about 45 miles southwest of Columbus, around 1:08 p.m.

The fire spread quickly throughout the facility causing intense heat and extremely heavy smoke, making it difficult for fire personnel to battle the interior of the fire, said the Fayette County Sheriffs Office.

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