More than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm

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Posted: Oct 02, 2014 7:57 AM

EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs.

WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1tjFfLl ) reports the fire started around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a 700-acre farm in Moore County near Eagle Springs.

The station reported that the hogs ranged from 14 to 45 pounds.

Fire officials were able to keep the fire from spreading to another building with more hogs.

Officials say the hogs were worth about $400,000. The building was estimated to be worth about $600,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com