Phillips County hog barn fire results in substantial damage

Hays Post – June 7, 2017

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a structure fire in the 500 block of West 1300 Road near Long Island.

Long Island Fire Department was dispatched and immediately requested mutual aid assistance. The fire started in the end of a hog farrowing barn operated by Husky Hogs, Long Island. The fire quickly spread to two additional barns before being brought under control.

An unidentified worker was injured, sustaining burns to his arms and legs. He was transported to Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg by private vehicle and later transferred to Wichita via ambulance. His condition is unknown at the time of this release.

Fire Departments responding to the fire included Long Island, Norton, Almena, Phillipsburg, Orleans, Neb., Stamford, Neb., and Alma, Neb.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted and began their investigation last night, assisted by the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office. The cause is still undetermined. Husky Hogs suffered a significant loss with a general estimate of several million dollars. The investigation continues.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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