Firefighters respond to fire at Neoga hog barn; no injuries

Firefighters at the scene of a hog barn fire in Neoga.

NEOGA — Neoga and Sigel fire protection districts responded to a call that a hog barn was on fire Monday evening at the Walk Stock Farm, located about two miles south of Neoga.

The hog barn was empty at the time of the fire call, which came in at 5:07 p.m., said Alan Baker, Neoga assistant fire chief. They were on scene just more than two hours.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The damage amount was also not known at the time of this report.

“There were no hogs in the building,” said Baker. “The building was empty and it was being disinfected at the time.”

The state fire marshal's office will be investigating the cause, which resulted in significant fire and smoke damage to the barn's interior.

The property is owned by Roger Walk and located in Shelby County. Neoga ambulance service also responded. There were no injuries reported.

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