Pigs, chickens die in rural Little Falls barn fire
The Little Falls Fire Department responded to the fire, reported at 7:01 p.m. Friday, July 15, in Pike Creek Township, north of Sobieski.
LITTLE FALLS — Fire tore through a barn Friday, July 15, killing numerous pigs and chickens at a farm on the 12000 block of 92nd Avenue southwest of Little Falls.
The Little Falls Fire Department responded to the fire, reported at 7:01 p.m., in Pike Creek Township, north of Sobieski. According to the report, firefighters were dispatched to a report of a chicken barn on fire and arrived to find heavy fire throughout a majority of the building.
The news release states the barn housed both pigs and chickens.
Little Falls Fire Chief Craig Seelen said the property owners along with firefighters were able to get about 50 animals out of the barn, but more animals were lost in the fire than were saved. Seelen did not have information on the total number of animals lost in the fire.
Seelen said the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, though he believes the fire was accidental.
Crews were on scene until 12:45 a.m. with no injuries to residents or firefighters reported. The barn was a total loss.
Assisting at the scene were the Bowlus Fire Department, Flensburg Fire Department, the Swanville Fire Department and the Morrison County Sheriff.