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A barn fire at Spring Valley Farms killed 1,800 hogs and caused an estimated $600,000 to $700,000 in property losses. (Submitted Photo)

Weekend barn fire in Stevens County kills 1800 hogs


MORRIS – A barn fire in Darnen Township early Saturday morning killed approximately 1,800 hogs and caused nearly $700,000 in property damage, the Morris Fire Department reported.

The barn and hogs are the property of Lowell Moser and Loren Schmidgall of Spring Valley Farms.

About 8:15 a.m. Saturday, the Morris Fire Department received a call about a barn fire off U.S. Highway 59. When Morris firefighters arrived, the barn was fully engulfed in flames.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.