370 pigs dead following farm blaze

Firefighters were busy overnight
Firefighters were busy overnight

​A total of 370 pigs have either died or been destroyed following a fire at a farm in Beeford which broke out in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

​More than 30 firefighters in nine appliances attended the blaze at Bridge Farm, North Frodingham Road, which broke out shortly after 1am.

“We called in a vet because some of the pigs were so badly burned they needed to be euthanised,” said a spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

The rest of the pigs had already died in the blaze, which, he said, involved around 250 tonnes of bailed straw and is one of the largest attended by Humberside firefighters this year.

A crew was still at the scene at around 3.30pm this afternoon.

Crews in attendance included two from Driffield, three from Bridlington and three from Calvert Lane in Hull.

Investigations into the cause of the fire will begin shortly.