Pigs die in fire that destroyed Indiana County barn |

Pigs die in fire that destroyed Indiana County barn

About 30 piglets died in a Friday morning Indiana County barn fire.

A state police fire marshal could not determine the cause of the blaze.

Tunnelton Conemaugh Township fire Chief Rick Bouch said the barn on Saltsburg Road was completely engulfed in flames at 6:23 a.m. when firefighters arrived. Inside were the animals, hay and farming equipment, he said.

Trooper Seth Helman said in a news release that the structure was destroyed. The barn was valued at $15,000.

Bouch said his firefighters responded in mid-January to another fire that destroyed a barn a few hundred yards away. Pigs also died in that blaze, he said.

Tunnelton Conemaugh firefighters were assisted Friday by crews from Saltsburg, Blairsville, Coal Run McIntyre, Iselin West Lebanon, Altman and Slickville departments.

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