Some 2,000 pigs killed in a barn fire on Zwalustraat in Mill, Noord-Brabant, 15 Feb 2017 - Credit: Photo: @linders1968 / Twitter
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 07:27
Barn fire kills 2,000 pigs in Dutch village
About 2 thousand piglets and sows were killed in a fire on a pig farm just outside the Noord-Brabant village of Mill on Wednesday night. Two barns containing the 2 thousand pigs were completely destroyed in the fire, Omroep Brabant reports.
Another barn could be rescued by the fire brigade. The pigs inside were evacuated and taken to a fourth barn. According to the Gelderlander, the farm owned a total of 600 sows and 2,200 pigs.
The fire was under control around midnight. Multiple fire brigades responded to deal with the fire. The cause of the fire is unclear.
A small amount of asbestos was released. But according to a spokesperson for the fire department, not enough was released to be harmful to public health.