Fire at Moore County farm kills 4,200 hogs
Posted October 2, 2014
Eagle Springs, N.C. — Investigators believe an electrical issue sparked a blaze that killed more than 4,000 hogs late Wednesday at a farm in Moore County.
About 50 firefighters from four fire stations responded to Deerfield Farms in the Eagle Springs community around 11 p.m., where they struggled to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby building that houses young hogs and sows
The hogs that died, the farm's owner said, weighed anywhere from 14 to 45 pounds and were valued at about $400,000. They were in a nursery building that was worth about $600,000.
Fire officials said one of the biggest challenges in fighting the fire was a lack of water in the rural location – Skill Road off N.C. Highway 705.
Insurance adjusters were expected to arrive on the property Thursday, and the farms' owner said the company plans to rebuild.