MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in southwestern Minnesota say two women died Monday morning when flames engulfed a hog barn.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said flames were reported around 9:20 a.m. at a New Horizon Farms barn, located just east of Jasper.READ MORE: Eli Hart’s Former Foster Mom Remembers 'An Amazing Kid'
Crews from five fire departments responded to the blaze, which started when employees were pressure washing the barn.READ MORE: Next Weather: Slightly Warmer Start To The Work Week
Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died in the fire, the sheriff’s office said.
No hogs were inside the barn when burned down.MORE NEWS: Sen. Klobuchar Pushing To Help Modernize Minnesota National Guard's Fleet
The State Fire Marshall Office’s is investigating the cause of the fire.