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70 pigs die in Clearfield barn fire |

70 pigs die in Clearfield barn fire

| Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:00 a.m

About 70 pigs were killed and a large quantity of hay destroyed on Monday when fire swept through a barn on a farm in Butler County.

Firefighters from 16 fire departments in Butler and Armstrong counties were called when the fire erupted shortly after noon at the farm along Shuler Road in Clearfield, southeast of Butler, said Rob Shuler Jr., chief of the Herman Volunteer Fire Department. The barn and a tool shed were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Shuler said.

There are no hydrants in the area, and water was pumped into tanker trucks from a pond about three miles away and brought to the fire, Shuler said. More than 60 firefighters were on scene for seven hours, he said.

The state police fire marshal will try to determine what started the fire.

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