Twisted metal and burnt plastic are all that remain from a structure that once held more than two thousand pigs.
Dwight Busentiz and his family run the farm in Butler county. His son, Blaine, was near the barn when the fire started. He tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but the fire was spreading too quickly.
"I was backing up in the tractor and I saw smoke just coming out of the office roof so I ran in there," Blaine said. "It was already too late."
He said the heavy smoke and flames prevented him from saving the pigs.
By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the 300 x 60 ft building housing the pigs was fully engulfed in flames. It took fire crews from Benton, Towanda, Whitewater and Potwin to put out the blaze.
The building that burned is the nursery barn and the pigs that died were young piglets which had already been weaned from their mothers.
It is believed all the hogs died in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but investigators believe it may be electrical because it started in the rafters.
The loss is estimated at around $650,000 for the building and the hogs.