Fires kill 9 pigs 9 more destroyed

April 19, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

The state fire marshal's office is investigating barn fires in West Friendship on Wednesday that killed nine pigs and caused nine others to be euthanized, Howard County rescue officials said.

No people were injured.

About 4: 35 p.m., firefighters from West Friendship, Lisbon and Sykesville were alerted to a fire in the 13800 block of Frederick Road. They found a small livestock barn engulfed in fire and another barn partially burning, said Lt. Sean Kelly of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters brought the fires under control by 5 p.m. and extinguished them by 6: 22 p.m. The nine pigs were euthanized because of serious burns, Lieutenant Kelly said.

The fires caused $20,000 in damages, he said.

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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