VIDEO: 2,500 hogs lost in Eyota barn fire
(ABC 6 NEWS) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said 2,500 hogs were lost in a barn fire early Thursday morning in Eyota Township.
The sheriff’s office said a passerby called and reported the fire just after 3:30 a.m.
Deputies arrived and noted there were four large barns on the property and the northern most barn was engulfed in flames. Fire crews were able to put the fire out in about an hour.
One of the owners arrived and told deputies there were 2,500 hogs inside. All are presumed lost.
The sheriff’s office estimates the total loss of the barn and the hogs to be around $900,000.
The cause of the fire is unknown but the sheriff’s office did say it does not appear to be suspicious.
Additional information is expected to be released Friday morning.
An official with Eyota EMS said a farm caught fire Thursday in Eyota.
They said it also appears the fire is mostly controlled now.
An ABC 6 News crew is currently on scene.
The crew sees lots of smoke in the area near the 11,000 block of 55th St. SE in Eyota Township.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Eyota Fire, Dover Fire and Eyota ambulance are all on scene.
Make sure to stay with ABC 6 News as this is a developing story.