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Pig turned arsonist!

Incredible but true!

We reported today on the pig who managed to set fire to 4 pigsties covering an area of about 75 square metres at a farm in Bramham near Leeds.

So how did this pig very nearly manage to become a hog roast?

Well apparently the pigs at the farm in question have to wear pedometers to prove that they are walking around as “free-range” livestock.

Unfortunately one of the animals managed to detach and swallow the device being worn by one of the other pigs.

However when nature had taken its course the copper from the device’s batteries reacted with the contents of the pigpens causing the dry hay and bedding to burst into flames.

The blaze was eventually extinguished by the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

No pigs were hurt in the incident so clearly the brigade really did manage to save the bacon!

OK you can groan!

Being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who had some interesting facts to tell us about 2 Essex churches – St Nicholas at Ingrave and St Mary the Virgin in Great Warley.

You can listen again here to what Margaret told me about these churches: –

Hope to see you again next week,

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