Firefighters save 150 baby pigs from fiery death in Siberia

Tomsk firefighters rescued 150 animals.

Tomsk firefighters rescued 150 animals.

Ministry of Emergency Situations
Rescuers carried the animals to safety at a pig farm in Tomsk

When a fire swept through a pig farm in the Tomsk Region, firefighters jumped into action and quickly rescued about 150 animals, reported the local Emergency Ministry office.

Source: Ministry of Emergency SituationsSource: Ministry of Emergency Situations

When the two dozen firefighters arrived, the roof of the one-story brick building was fully covered with flames.

Source: Ministry of Emergency SituationsSource: Ministry of Emergency Situations

"According to farm owners, as many as 200 baby pigs were inside the building," reported the Emergency Ministry.

Source: Ministry of Emergency SituationsSource: Ministry of Emergency Situations

Unfortunately, about 50 of the animals perished in the fire, which covered about 700 square meters.

Source: Ministry of Emergency SituationsSource: Ministry of Emergency Situations

Officials are investigating what caused the fire.

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