Fire departments from five communities battled a barn fire under frigid conditions along Highway 12 just southeast of Kerkhoven on Tuesday.

Fire departments from five communities battled a barn fire under frigid conditions along Highway 12 just southeast of Kerkhoven on Tuesday. The barn housed between 1,500 and 2,000 hogs, which were all killed in the fire.

 

No official cause of the blaze has been determined, pending an investigation by the Minnesota Fire Marshal’s Office.

   

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