Audio update – Over 400 pigs lost in farm fire outside Strabane

 

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Over 32 sows and 400 piglets have been lost in a fire at a pig farm outside Strabane. We understand the blaze is not being treated as suspicious.

Two farm buildings were also destroyed in the blaze, which has was brought under control before it spread to other animal buildings.at the farm on the Melmount Road.

The Fire and Rescue Service says they managed to save more than 170 other pigs.

Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show, Station Officer Kevin Lynch said it was a difficult operation because of the rural location, and priorities had to be identified..........

Photo by Jimmy Stafford.