No hogs lost in large barn fire

URBANA, Ind. (WANE) – A hog farm has been damaged due to a large fire.

Urbana firefighters were first called at 10:20 p.m. Monday to a farm at 1308 County Road West 500 North. The farm is about nine miles north of Wabash and about a mile west of Urbana.

Seven fire departments in Wabash County were called to the scene. The cold did provide fire crews some difficulty as a couple of the fire trucks froze up. Fire crews also had to run hoses over the top of a building because of the deep snow and the layout of the farm. 

Wabash officials said most departments had left the farm by 2 a.m. Tuesday morning and the scene was cleared by 4 a.m. 

Viewer Chrissy Chamberlain sent photos and video to NewsChannel 15 that showed heavy smoke and towering flames from at least one barn.

No injuries were reported and no hogs died in the fire. There were no hogs were in the barn at the time of the fire, according to Urbana Fire Chief Eric Cohee. A shipment of hogs was scheduled to be delivered later in the week.

Crews did knock down part of another building to prevent the fire from going to a part of the barn that had 2000 hogs in it.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The following crews were on the scene: Urbana Fire Department, Roann Fire Department, Lagro Fire Department, Chester Township Fire Department, Noble Township Fire Department, Liberty Township Fire Department, and Pleasant Township Fire Department.

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