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Fire destroys hog farm

Posted: Monday, Nov 19th, 2012

Eleven fire crews were on scene at 1957 S. Mulford Road Friday morning to extinguish a facility housing hogs. Nearly 600 hogs were lost in the fire. Huftalin Farms owns and operates the facility. (Photos by Katie Peterson)

ROCHELLE An early morning barn fire Friday has left one local pig farmer without a facility for his animals.

On Friday at 5:56 a.m., Rochelle Fire Department received the call for a barn fire at 1957 S. Mulford Road. The hog farm facility is owned and operated by Huftalin Farms of Malta.

According to Rochelle Fire Chief Brian Johnson the preliminary cause of the fire is a suspected heater malfunction.

For the complete article see the 11-18-2012 issue.

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