A picture of the 2018 fire. Credit: Fayette County Sheriff's Office

Multiple injured in Fayette County swine farm blaze – same site as 2018 fire

A Fayette County hog farm, which had a major loss of livestock in a 2018 fire, was again the site of a blaze Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Reported by WBNS 10TV, a call came in at about 3:30 alerting authorities of a fire on Old U.S. 35 near Boyd.

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Construction was taking place at the barn and three workers were reportedly injured. The Sheriff’s Office reports the barn is a total loss. It is the same location as the June 2018 fire in which 5,000 pigs perished. The Straathoff Swine Farm is located in southeast Fayette County in Wayne Township.

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  1. Same location as the June 2018 fire, not 2019.

  2. There was an explosion. I felt the shock 4 miles away.

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