UPDATE: About 4,000 swine killed in barn fire near Mondovi

Published: Mar. 13, 2019 at 7:55 AM CDT
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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at about 5:40AM the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a large hog barn on fire at Holden Farms, located at W20 Gonty Road in the Town of Naples, east of Mondovi.

A portion of the barn had collapsed overnight, prior to the fire starting. Fire crews from Buffalo County, Trempealeau County, Eau Claire County, Pepin County and Dunn County battled the blaze for several hours. Approximately 4,000 swine were in the barn, it is reported that the majority of the swine perished as a result of the fire.

Also assisting were the Buffalo County Highway Department, Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office and Unser Excavating.

MONDOVI, Wis. (WEAU)--Multiple fire departments are responding to the scene of a barn fire in Mondovi.

The fire on Gonty Road, just south of Highway 10 broke out shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Our reporter on the scene says heavy smoke is visible from at least one of the buildings on location. Roads leading up the scene are currently blocked off as firefighters attempt to get to the area. Crews were also assisting Eleva firefighters, after one of their trucks spun out into a ditch. Icy conditions are making the scene very dangerous.

We'll continue to add additional details to this story, as we get more information.