More than 4,000 hogs die in Moore County farm

EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) – A fire at a farm in Moore County has killed more than 4,000 hogs.

WRAL-TV reported the fire started around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a 700-acre farm near Eagle Springs.

The station reported that the hogs ranged from 14 to 45 pounds.

Fire officials were able to keep the fire from spreading to another building with more hogs.

Officials said the hogs were worth about $400,000. The building was estimated to be worth about $600,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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