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Hundreds of pigs die in fire near Ventura


This news story was published on October 2, 2016.
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fireVENTURA, IOWA – A hog confinement fire early Sunday destroyed 2750 hogs and piglets.

On October 2, 2016, at approximately 3:17 AM, Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a large hog confinement building on fire at 7442 Balsam Avenue, rural Ventura. The building is owned by Luscombe Enterprises. A large hog confirement building containing approximately 250 female hogs and 2500 piglets was destroyed. There was no one injured.

The fire remains under investigation at this time, and no cause has yet been determined.

Assisting the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Department were Ventura Fire, Clear Lake Fire, and Gamer Fire and EMS.

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53 Responses to Hundreds of pigs die in fire near Ventura

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 4, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Donald TRUMP supporters have common sense and honesty – A trait not incorporated among the liars and thieves in the Demorat Party !

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    You people are sick ! Those hogs and piglets died a horribly painful death. The farmer lost his livelihood. You sound like mean-spirited heartless people. And then why do we have to hear from and about Peter..and him shitting his pants .. really. He already monopolizes Whiner’s Den.. Come to think of it.u sound more like intellectually challenged Trump supporters.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 4, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Did you not see the comment where Peter Lagios is blaming the owner saying he did this himself. Peter deserves everything he gets.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 4, 2016 at 5:32 am

        You’re an anonymous nobody. A coward who constantly harasses me from behind a yellow shadow. Just go away. Piss off. Shoo. When you get an identity maybe the room will listen to you.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 4, 2016 at 12:57 am

      You see, Peter has hundreds of posts on this site. Here’s some thing you should know and then maybe you will understand why people despise Peter. Peter enjoys seeing motorcyclists getting killed in accidents. Peter has also defended pedophiles and pedophilia. Peter lives in his parents basement because he refuses to get a job. He has been making them fend for him for his whole life. He has numerous times falsely accused Todd Blodgett of killing Alex Kuhn. In a nutshell, Peter is a psychopath.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 4, 2016 at 5:52 am

        Any agent of change is going to face resistance, it’a par for the course. You see assholes like the anonymous trolls who constantly snipe me are the subjects of that change, the oppositional forces with a vested interest to protect the status quo power structure the way it is. Whether it’s Ron Minert selling loud motorcycles, or one of dozens of men or women with loud illegal tailpipes, or Jason Hugi feeling guity for his role busting marijuana users on the drug task force…these players want things to stay exactly as they are because they benefit from this present arrangement. Change isn’t pretty when you are up against bad people who do bad things that harm our overall peace and prosperity. I simply cut to the chase and name the real players who are behind it all.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

          So are you once again saying that Todd Blodgett had something to do with Alex’s death? Keep talking Peter. ALL the comments that include you accussing people of horrible acts have been sent to the proper authorities. It’s just a matter of time until it all comes back to bite you in the ass. So keep talking. You’re digging yourself a hole you won’t be able to get out of.

          • Peter L

            October 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm

            Last time I checked we still have free speech, and I’m just voicing my opinion. I never said Blodgett killed Kuhn. That’s a fabrication put forth by you. I asked where Blodgett was at the approximate time Kuhn was alleged to have committed suicide. It’s a fair question since apparently he was close to the guy. Estimates of the hog plant being worth 250 million are conservative. The actual plant once it got up and running is going to make BILLIONS in future profits. So yeah, asking around about this mysterious death is prudent thing to do. Come Jim…this has to be you Councilman. Just write with your real name. I’m tired of talking to Anonymous cowards.

  3. Lloyd Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    That’s weird the house here also burned down bout 15 to 20 years ago ! Farmer must be doing his own wiring …

    • Peter L Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      So my instincts are possibly correct. Yeah, fire marshals need to investigate this. Smells worse than fish. Smells worse than pig shit. Smells like arson with intent to cash in. At minimal it needs to be thoroughly investigated. Killing innocent life like that means this guy should never be around animals again…food production or otherwise.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 4, 2016 at 7:45 am

        Peter L. The “L” stands for LOSER.

  4. Rhonda Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Peter, what could you possibly know about raising hogs? Just an FYI they don’t get slaughtered at 4 months

    • Peter L Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      4-6 months according to the hogmaster himself Chris P. Besides, I practically grew up on a farm. Was there all the time. But I developed a conscience and now I’m proudly Vegan.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

        You didn’t grow up on a farm. Geez, what a liar. Go away Peyer. No one cares about you or what you have to say.

        • Peter L Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 7:57 pm

          You don’t care so go away and stop commenting. Lots of others do. And you have no idea of my ties to rural life. For several months I lived on my grandmothers farm and commuted into school every morning. My parents were on verge of divorce. But all throughout my childhood I was on the farm nearly every weekend. I even showed hogs for county fairs. Drove combine and tractors and executed chickens. Saw plenty of slaughter. Im reformed and you should be also. Go Vegan.

          • anonymous

            October 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

            Your parents were on the verge of divorce, because daddy thought someone got in ahead of him! Nobody, besides Norman Bates, would ever own up to you!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm

        And you’ll be vegan until next year’s Greek festival.

        • Peter L Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

          There is vegan greek food. The Priest needs to check into it.

          • Anonymous

            October 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

            How can you even show your face at the event? Everyone snickers and talks about you and how you’ve degraded your poor parents for years. You’re a laughing stock.

          • Peter L

            October 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

            They can snicker all they want. I got a raw deal and I’m here to tell everyone about it. During the process I’ve uncovered some truths about the society I live in. That’s all. Pretty simple really.

          • Anonymous

            October 4, 2016 at 10:33 pm

            We’re tired about hearing about your “raw deal”. Get over it and move on. You claim to be a great philosopher. An accomplished Buddhist. Yet you still can’t seem to deal with what life has dealt you.

          • Anonymous

            October 5, 2016 at 12:02 am

            You know what’s really sad about Peter. He’s fairly talented musically. And he is somewhat book smart. But he’s the stupidest man ever. Because he can’t keep his mouth shut. He’s a narcissistic jerk who thinks everyone owes him something. He hasn’t ever contributed anything to society except his bad attitude. The is why he’s a failure. 40 plus years old. A big mouth Failure. And he will always be a failure because he blames everyone from his multiple fails in life. He’s just a,waste.

  5. Peter L Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    The first thing I’d be checking into is motive. Does this pig farmer have incentive to build a new hog confinement? Was he trying to burn down the old one, collect insurance money to build a new one?

    The pigs were destined to live only a few months longer anyway as the practice of slaughter occurs when they reach about 4 months age. I’d say this hog farmer should NOT have his permits renewed to build any further facilities. I’d say he should be put out of business.

    Which raises a good point…shouldn’t permits be required such as “animal handler” permits when dealing with live animals? Iowa needs to reform it’s Big AG heavy leaning rules. The Republican Party’s own Iowa Charter states that it will do everything to protect big agriculture and stop any animal rights groups from making headway…which is precisely why crimes against animals rarely go punished in this state.

    The cure? Get Branstad out of office Immediately.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      To damn bad they didn’t fry you baby killer.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

        You’re the only me on here with a pathetic life. Now back to the basement poopy pants.

        • Peter L Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

          I shit my pants as a public awareness project to reveal how nasty the American fast food diet is. Now that I’m a health conscious vegan, I have no such troubles.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm

          Public awareness? You’re such a dumb ass. Maybe shitting your pants is part of your so called illness. What is your supposed illness Peter? Diarrhea of the mouth? I’m sure your so called illness is a mental illness. Now, go take your medicine, have mommy make you some chicken pot pie, and wipe your butt and go to bed.

        • Peters will be Peters Reply Report comment

          October 4, 2016 at 9:23 am

          Will you have sex with an prostitute next to bring awareness to the sex trade? You make excuses for your behavior as children do. You aren’t convincing anyone otherwise.

        • Peter L Reply Report comment

          October 5, 2016 at 6:50 am

          Do cops role-play as drug users to gain access to drug dealers? Of course they do. Some even use drugs when involved with the really big operations. The reality of this poisonous society is that Dr. Pepper and Burger King will send you to the toilet very soon after ingesting. And the beer soaked society mixed with all the junk food usually results in risky shitting. Splattering a toilet bowl with Jackson Pollack tans and browns usually coalesces around the fast food empire. Burger Kong wins awards for its patrons’ talented porcelain creations.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

        Aw look, the sissy that was run out of Mason City is running off his racist mouth again.

      • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm

        See what I mean

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        That wasn’t me you Dumb Ass Greek P.O.S.. Although I sure agree with the comment. You are the one who runs around here posting under multiple names. You can deny it but as a proven liar you should know IP addresses don’t lie.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm

          That one was me. Dumb Ass

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm

          I just love watching you paranoid Dumb Asses trying to figure out if it is me or not. How pathetic.

        • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

          October 4, 2016 at 6:48 am

          You mean the same way LVS assumes every handle is Lagios? Most of the anonymous handles are probably Matt Marquardt stirring the pot here to get you loonies all hot and bothered. He’s got to do something to keep people coming back, and he’s proven it’s not going to be real journalism.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 4, 2016 at 7:44 am

          Still paranoid, dumb ass.

      • LVS Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm

        You Racist, Greek P.O.S. You are really Lagios posting under one of his fake names again to hide who he really is. What a piece of crap you are.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        LVS was drawn out of Anonymous like maggots drawn out of rotten pork after you pour Coca Cola on it. Good work Nada Racist.

    • Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      There you go again, running your flaps over something you now nothing about. When does it stop with you? I’m surprised you haven’t asked where Todd Blodgett was when this fire occurred.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

        My flaps will run for as long as I want them to. I have the moral and ethical high ground on nearly every issue. You have zip to say about it.

    • David Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      guilty until proven innocent peter?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Where were you when this took place Peter? High on drugs? You’re the one who’s always ranting about people that choose to eat meat. In fact. Didn’t you say something about starting a revolution? Is this the beginning of your revolution? Maybe we need to call in a tip to the authorities for you to be questioned about this.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        Blodgett is that you? I only see red armbands and torches. It’s hazy. Are we in Berlin the night of the Fuhrer’s anointment?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 4:55 pm

          Keep yapping

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm

          You had better back off on Blodgett. If he doesn’t come after you he has lots of friends that just might.

          • Peter L.

            October 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm

            Gladly. Just start posting with your real name so I’m not led to believe it’s him. Getting attacked by Anonymous constantly leads me to wonder who it might be. Have some guts. Be your own person.

    • bat Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Peter hat a dumb ass comment. Do you know this farming family? I do. They are fighting other battles bigger than a building fire. If God can get you to it, he can get you thru it and that is what is happening with this family. So all of you that are making all of these insinuating comments, shut your pie hole and be thankful it didn’t happen to you.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 8, 2016 at 7:47 am

        I have no sympathy for people who raise animals for slaughter. So I’m glad this happened. Hopefully put them out of business for good. Go Vegan.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Bacon anyone. It will be well done!!!

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 8:20 am

    So sad and yet a relief for the neighbors.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Send the meat to Europe – the mooslums will go back home.

  9. Katie Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2016 at 12:24 am

    OMG. Those poor animals.