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By Deb Patterson
MILFORD – Swine being raised for 4-H were lost in a barn fire this morning west of Milford. All total, 13 swine were lost, including 11 piglets and a breeding sow.
The fire was at 2246 W 1350N, Milford, property owned by SMF Properties LLC. Jeff Kitson and his family are residing at the home. The animals are owned by the Kitson family.
Milford Fire Department was notified of the fire around 6 a.m. Nappanee Fire Department was called for a full assist and a tanker was requested from Plain Township Fire Department.
The fire broke out in an auxiliary barn/shed. When firefighters arrived flames could be seen coming from the building. Other than the loss of the 4-H animals, no injuries were reported.
Milford Fire Chief Virgil Sharp stated the cause is unknown at this time.