Fire guts Kanchanaburi pig farm

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Fire guts Kanchanaburi pig farm

Post by Nereus » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:32 pm

Fire guts pig farm, 2,000 porkers killed

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KANCHANABURI -- A fire at a piggery in Lao Khwan district early on Thursday killed more than 2000 breeding sows and young hogs, police said.

The fire began at the farm at Moo 8 village in tambon Lao Khwan a few minutes after midnight. Fire trucks from Lao Khwan and municipalities nearby responded.

The fire fighters, farm workers and rescuers from a charity foundation found it difficult to put down the fire because the farm building floor was made with plastic chips. They rushed to open the doors and pen gates so the pigs could escape, but many were trapped by the flames and smoke.

When the fire was finally brought under control two hours later, the charred bodies of more than 2,000 pigs were found in their pens - about 800 female breeding pigs and 1,240 offspring.

The farm owner, Chief Warrant Officer Prapai Jitniyom, 54, a soldier of the 6th Engineering Battalion in Ratchaburi, said he was awoken from his sleep by a strong smell of burning materials. The building and pens were already engulfed in flames.

He estimated his loss at about 25 million baht.

The cause of the fire was being investigated. It was initially believed to be an electrical short circuit.
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Being a Chief Warrant Officer must be quite well paid to build up such an asset!
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Re: Fire guts Kanchanaburi pig farm

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:42 pm

2,000+ animals in one building which had plastic chip flooring. Well well well.
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Re: Fire guts Kanchanaburi pig farm

Post by prcscct » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:52 pm

Yes, and I imagine the plastic chips mixed with poop are shoveled daily and taken to a land fill where they will sit for 500 years.....and then new plastic chips laid out daily. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

But....I dare not say anything bad or I'll be sued for defamation by the pig farmers, and probably the pigs as well! :cuss: Pete :cheers:
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Re: Fire guts Kanchanaburi pig farm

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:59 am

You could make roast pork jokes but it is really so sad that those ani,als suffered so much. AND a faulty electrical short circuit, imagine that here in Thai, with the high standards of the electricians.

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