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Hundreds of pigs die in farm blaze

Hundreds of piglets and sows have died in a blaze at a farm, a fire service said.

Crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called to North Moor Farm in Caistor Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, at around 10pm on Friday.

A spokeswoman said the fire caused "100% severe damage" to a piggery, killing 168 sows and between 500 and 600 piglets.

Firefighters battled to extinguish the fire, which was caused by an electrical fault, until 4am on Saturday.

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