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Nearly 2,000 hogs killed in Melvin fire

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MELVIN (KWWL) -- Nearly 2,000 pigs are dead following a fire in northwest Iowa.

Crews were called to the hog confinement operation near Melvin around 6:30 Sunday morning. Crews remained on the scene until noon. It's estimated about 1,800 pigs died.

Authorities believe the fire was likely caused by an electric problem in a small building that connects two larger confinement buildings.

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