Hundreds of hogs housed in a facility near Pierre are believed to have died in an early morning fire in a hog barn.
The Pierre Fire Department says approximately half of the nearly 1,000 livestock inside the building were killed. The structure also suffered heavy damage.
The fire was reported about 6 a.m. at a hog barn owned by Christensen Farms east of Pierre.
The Pierre Fire Department says one half of the large facility was destroyed while a fire wall protected the other half. He says farm staff took care of the pigs, while firefighters tended to the blaze.
The Pierre Fire Department says a cause hasn't been determined but the blaze is not considered suspicious.
There were no injuries.