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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe An excavator begins cleanup of the NNIK Pork hog confinement buildings, some of which are still smoldering, after they were destroyed by fire Wednesday morning in northwest Iowa.

Hog fire in Bigelow

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BIGELOW -- Hundreds of pigs were reportedly killed early Wednesday morning and two buildings destroyed in a hog confinement fire in rural Bigelow.


The Ocheyedan, Iowa, Fire Department and Sibley, Iowa, Fire Department were both notified of the fire at approximately 5:04 a.m. Wednesday at property located at 5630 140th St., between Red Wing and Redwood avenues.

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Ryan McGaughey
I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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