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50 piglets died, but 150 saved in farm blaze in Tomsk region

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 January 2017

Firefighters tenderly carry the little pigs to safety during four hour battle to extinguish fire.

50 piglets died, but 150 saved in farm blaze in Tomsk region. Picture: Emergency Ministry in Tomsk region

The inferno was at private farm in Chernaya Rechka village, near Tomsk city. 

The young pigs are being bred for slaughter, but there were smiles as the firefighters carried most of them to safety. 

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The young pigs are being bred for slaughter, but there were smiles as the firefighters carried most of them to safety. Pictures: Emergency Ministry in Tomsk region

The cause of the fire is not yet known. It covered an area of 700 square metres. 

The emergency services were called to the scene at noon. 

'At 4.30 pm the fire was extinguished,' said a spokesman. There were 26 people and 7 units of equipment involved.'

Comments (3)

Hear, Hear!! Bravo for rescuing piglets from a fire! The Russian firefighters look like they are enjoying this rescue...they seem to be behaving in a very compassionate way towards little creatures that do feed some of us. i am always thankful for their contribution the piglets and yes the firefighters!

I hope the farmer has not lost too much. It happens here often during the winter. It is a huge challenge at times to even find a source of water depending on the area where farm and homes are located.

Thank you for this uplifting story!
Susan Stephanie Carvell, Otttawa, Canada
24/01/2017 04:19
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I have a feeling that Benedikt is certainly on the right track with his electrical risk assessment. Being a vegan, I am always greatly heartened by such demonstrations of compassion by first responders all over the world and all compassionate people period certainly in saving animals. I hope everyone will please think twice about what we really need to eat as humans and what we don't and making available to all people what we really need to eat.
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
22/01/2017 00:26
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investigators for sure will find - electrical fault - to many heating lamps switched on. on to an old and decrepit power system.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
21/01/2017 11:41
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