The Office of the Fire Commissioner has released information about the cause of the hog barn fire just north of Pansy last Friday.

The fire destroyed two of the three barns on site. Approximately 7,500 hogs perished in the blaze while about 1,500 sows were saved. 

The OFC has determined the fire was caused by a mechanical issue and deemed it as accidental. It says the damage is estimated at $4,500,000.