10 pigs die in LaPorte County barn fire

Published: Dec. 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM EST
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LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - 10 pigs are dead after a barn caught on fire late Tuesday night in LaPorte County.

Emergency crews were called just after 11:10 p.m. to the 6800 east block of County Road 300 North. According to Kankakee Twp. Fire Chief Chip Winters, the scene was cleared just before 1:50 a.m. Wednesday.

The preliminary cause of the fire has been ruled by fire officials as being accidental and possibly electrical.

Outside of the pigs who died in the blaze, no other injuries were reported.

Kankakee Twp. Fire was assisted by Lincoln Twp. Fire, Pleasant Twp. Fire, and Springfield Twp. Fire. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the fire.

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