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30+ pigs dead in Branch County barn fire

Quincy barn fire
Posted at 6:13 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 18:13:46-04

QUINCY, Mich. — Between 30 and 40 pigs are dead after a fire ripped through a barn in Quincy early Monday morning.

The Quincy Fire Department (QFD) says a passerby reported the fire after spotting it from afar on Briggs Road near Bidwell Road.

We’re told multiple buildings were engulfed in flames, including a hip roof barn and two connected pole barns.

Fire officials say a handful of sheep were killed in addition to the pigs.

The fire was extinguished at around 8 a.m., the fire department explains.

QFD adds crew members were on scene for the rest of the day to put out the hot spots that lingered in the haystacks.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but it was believed to have been started by something electrical, fire officials postulate.

The estimated property loss has not yet been determined.

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