1500 pigs killed in barn fire in Swift County

The Swift County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a barn fire that killed 1500 pigs.

On Dec. 6, authorities responded to a barn fire on Highway 12, east of Kerkhoven. Kerkhoven is about 100 miles west of the Twin Cities.

1500 pigs were in the barn at the time of the fire. The barn is a total loss.

It’s unclear what caused the fire. The Minnesota Fire Marshal is investigating.