2,600 pigs perish in Gunma farm fire
Police said Sunday that 2,600 pigs perished in a fire on a farm in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture.
According to police, the fire broke out at around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. TV Asahi reported that an employee called 119 after spotting flames coming from a pigpen. It took firefighters about six hours to extinguish the blaze.
Police said that the fire destroyed two enclosures covering about 1,950 square meters.
It was the second fire in the area in two days. Police said that a fire at a nearby pig farm on Friday killed 460 pigs.