NEW INFO: Pitt County Hog Farm On Fire

Firefighters in Pitt County say they have contained a fire at a hog farm Monday afternoon.

The first call came in around 12:45 to the farm on Barrett Road, that's north of Farmville. Five different volunteer fire departments were called to the fire.

At one point flames were shooting out of the roof of the building and thick black smoke billowed 50 to 60 feet in the air.

Authorities say the farm contained baby pigs, owned by Murphy-Brown, LLC out of Duplin County.

Emergency Management Director Noel Lee says the farm received 1400 piglets Monday morning. He says firefighters were able to save a large number of those pigs and place them in a neighboring hog house.

There were no injuries in battling the fire and right now they have no cause for the blaze.


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  • by LifeTimeNewporter Location: Newport on Jan 14, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    Meagan, I'm sadden for your loss, I'll try to help; I'm going out to buy some bacon and a ham to eat for dinner.I bet it must have been Terrorist they hate PORK! Support The Newport Pig Cookin!
  • by Marsha Location: Farmville on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:01 PM
    First of all, thank you Jonathan and all the other dedicated, hard working firefighters for all of your help yesterday. The support during this heartbreaking time has been overwhelming! We really appreciate the supportive comments very much.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 at 02:30 PM
    To jeff:My apologies on the comment at 5:06.I meant to say Oscar Meyer.
  • by VLD on Jan 12, 2010 at 02:06 PM
    To jeff:What is the difference?MEAT IS MEAT.Go Knaw on a Cucumber.
  • by jonathon Location: Farmville on Jan 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    I'm a vol. Firefighter with Farmville and was there we did the best we could and saved as many as we could. It was very sad that we couldnt save them all.
  • by WNCGramPo Location: Asheville, NC on Jan 12, 2010 at 08:39 AM
    Ouch. At least there's industry in your neck of the woods
  • by Lauren Location: Farmville, NC on Jan 12, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    This is such a sad event, who cares about the fact that some people eat pigs, NO creature should have to die a slow painful death such as burning alive. So very sad, my prayers go out to the Evans' family.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jan 12, 2010 at 01:43 AM
    The human creature is an omnivore. Look in a mirror at your teeth for crying out loud, and figure it out. If you *choose* to be a vegan, woohoo have a great time, but don't criticize others who are eating a balanced and perfectly healthy/normal diet that contains meat as well as grains, fruits, & vegetables. We're also not really at the top of the food chain other than having an opposable thumb and cheating with some tools. Run off in the jungle somewhere with no weapons and tell me how that works out for you. So sorry to the farm owners - I hope you can rebuild things and get back to normal quickly.
  • by Daniel Location: Winterville on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:12 PM
    I feel bad for the farmers loss. I feel bad for the poor little piglets that didn't get the chance to grow old and have the chance to become that tasty bacon for breakfast, or those ribs and loin for dinner. Don't forget about that Carolina BBQ. For any of you veggies out there that don't think it's fair that we eat animals, tell you what, you can eat me ;)People Eating Tasty Animals
  • by souther man Location: greenville on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM
    You people get a life .This family has had a loss to there way of life.A life that feeds people go some where eles with your crap.
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