Fire kills 4,500 pigs at Big Sky barn in Sask.

Fire engulfed a barn belonging to Big Sky Farms west of Lanigan, Sask., yesterday evening, killing approximately 4,500 young pigs.

According to an email sent by Humboldt-Lanigan RCMP, a fire crew from the Lanigan Fire Department arrived shortly after 6 p.m. March 31. Smoke was coming out of the eves of the barn, and fire soon followed.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  1. Rhonda on

    please confirm date of the fire

    • Paul Yanko on

      Thanks Rhonda – looks like the “1″ got chopped somehow. The correct date is March 31, 2014. I’ve updated the story to reflect this.

      Paul – WP web ed

  2. Young piglets and pigs in barn, PED virus now in Canada, Fire? Just a coincidence. Right?

    • Paul Yanko on

      Or, maybe the piglets knew the location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370?

      Both equally plausible, IMHO… ;-)

      Paul – WP web ed


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