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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