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Published November 20, 2013, 03:37 PM

Early morning fire destroys barn near Pierre, S.D.

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a pole barn east of Pierre and killed some pigs.

By: Associated Press,

PIERRE, S.D. — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a pole barn east of Pierre and killed some pigs.

Pierre Rural Fire Department Assistant Chief Sean Kruger says the fire was reported about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday and that the 7,800-square-foot barn was engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.

The barn contained farm equipment, feed and pigs. Kruger says some of the pigs died. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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