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Paju farm fire causes death of 70 pigs

Seventy pigs died after a fire broke out early Monday morning at a pig farm in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, local authorities said.

According to the Paju Fire Department, the fire started at approximately 1 a.m. Monday and was put out an hour later. 


The fire reportedly burnt through three farm houses, killing 70 pigs and causing an estimated 26.25 million won ($23,800) in damage.

The fire department of the city said it is working closely with the police to find the exact point of origin and cause of fire.

By Catherine Chung (