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Two women dead in Minn. hog farm fire

JASPER, Minn.—Two women died in a hog barn fire near Jasper in southwest Minnesota on Monday morning.

Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died when a barn the two were inside caught on fire. A statement from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said employees of the farm were pressure washing inside the barn when the fire started.

The barn is owned by New Horizon Farms, and no hogs were inside the barn during the fire.

Jasper is a town of about 600 people about 25 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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