State officials investigate swine barn fire that injured 3 and killed 180 hogs

Officials from the Division of State Fire Marshal's Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau are investigating an April 30 Wayne County fire that injured three workers, killed 180 pigs and destroyed a barn at a swine farm.

Officials report that the three injured workers were taken by helicopter to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Each suffered severe burns, with one listed in critical condition.

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FEIB Chief Josh Hobbs said that the cause of the fire is currently undetermined, though investigators are working to identify the fire's source. However, he added the large size of the fire would slow the process.

Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the fire first, and requested aid from Washington Fire Department, Concord-Green Fire Department and Pic-a-Fay Joint Fire District.

In all, 57 firefighters from nine departments responded to the scene.

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