Fire tears through southeastern Iowa hog facility

2/2/2013 12:45 PM
By Associated Press

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters are investigating a fire that tore through a southeastern hog containment facility.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports ( that the fire at Mipa Hog Farms, 10 miles west of Columbus Junction, was reported around 1 p.m. Friday. The Columbus Junction Fire Department and several other departments responded.

There were no reports of human injuries, and it is not known whether any hogs were killed in the fire.

Messages left Saturday by The Associated Press for the Columbus Junction Fire Department and Mipa Hog Farms were not immediately returned.


Information from: The Hawk Eye,

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