Pigs killed in Oxfordshire fire

A number of pigs were killed in a fire in Oxfordshire just before the weekend, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed.

The incident took place on the eve of Friday, October 8.

In a statement on Facebook, the rescue team said:

“The fire [was] in an agricultural unit, where a number of pigs are known to have sadly have been in involved.”

Following a call around 4:23p.m on Friday evening, crews with five appliances went to the scene of the incident near Wallingford, just off Portway.

The Facebook post continued:

Following an initial call at 4:23p.m, five fire appliances from Goring, Dicot, Abingdon, Caversham Road, Wokingham Road plus two specialist water carriers (Wheatley and Bracknell) along with a hydraulic platform (Whitley Wood – Reading) are currently at the scene.”

The crews worked overnight until mid-morning to bring the fire under control.

The next day, Saturday, October 9, the fire and rescue service provided the following update:

“Some tired faces and a lot of cleaning this morning but great work by everyone to conclude an incredibly busy night’s work.”