Ackley Hog Building Fire

A fire in an empty hog confinement building southwest of Ackley on Thursday, Oct. 21, required manpower from several area departments and a construction company that removed metal to help firefighters get access to the interior of the building.

A blaze that started in the rafters of a hog confinement building at 13510 U Ave. destroyed the structure, according to Ackley Fire Chief Tim Eichmeier. The structure is owned by Prestage Farms.

The building was empty for cleaning at the time of the fire.

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