Three hog barns near Lafayette were destroyed in a fire early Friday morning, and nearly a thousand hogs were killed. Fire crews were called out to the Steve and Mary Langhorst farm southeast of Lafayette at around 5:30am after flickering lights were reported coming from one of the barns. The barns were fully engulfed when fire crews arrived. Firefighters from Lafayette, Nicollet, New Ulm, Winthrop, Gaylord, and Courtland all assisted at the scene. No human injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.