Garden City Hog Barn Fire 05 Jan 13

Lake Crystal firefighters were called out to a barn fire in rural Garden City early Friday morning. The call reporting smoke coming from the barn on the Belgard Farm in Garden City Township was received at about 6:20am, and firefighters were on the scene for about an hour. One sow and her four 3-week-old babies were reportedly housed in the barn, and one piglet died as a result of the fire. Investigators have determined that the fire started in an area where a heat lamp had been hanging. A damage estimate is not available at this time, but the barn was reportedly only moderately damaged.