Fire Department Keeps Hogs Cool After Breakdown

It wasn't a hot fire, but overheated hogs that brought out one Pitt County fire department in the scorching hot sun today.

Some 80 hogs, each weighing over 500 pounds, were stuck on a tractor trailer after a tire blew this afternoon. It happened around 2:45 at the intersection of Highway 102 and County Home Road.

Ayden Fire Chief Barry Wood said when the big rig isn't moving, the hogs need a way to keep cool in this extreme heat.

A fire department pumper was brought in to hose down the hogs until the truck could get back on the road.

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