MENOMONIE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Around three dozens animals died as the result of a fire at the Menomonie High School on Monday. The building itself also sustained around $100,000 in damage. Firefighters say the fire broke out Monday morning in the Agriculture room. Crews were able to put it out before it spread to other parts of the school.
No people were injured, however, students are upset about the loss of the animals. The only survivor was a pot-bellied pig named Rosie.
Christine Stratton, Menomonie Superintendent says, "I'm certain our students are very distressed about the loss of these animals, they spent a lot of time caring for them. But Rosie as well known by the entire school, so the good news is she is safe."
Investigators are still looking into what caused the fire. Classes were canceled for the day.
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