ShareThis Page
Home

70 pigs die in Clearfield barn fire

| Tuesday, April 10, 2012

About 70 pigs were killed and a large quantity of hay destroyed on Monday when fire swept through a barn on a farm in Butler County.

Firefighters from 16 fire departments in Butler and Armstrong counties were called when the fire erupted shortly after noon at the farm along Shuler Road in Clearfield, southeast of Butler, said Rob Shuler Jr., chief of the Herman Volunteer Fire Department. The barn and a tool shed were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Shuler said.

There are no hydrants in the area, and water was pumped into tanker trucks from a pond about three miles away and brought to the fire, Shuler said. More than 60 firefighters were on scene for seven hours, he said.

The state police fire marshal will try to determine what started the fire.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me