Alt Tellin (dpa / mv) - A fire broke out on Tuesday in a large pig farm in Alt Tellin (Western Pomerania-Greifswald).

As a police spokeswoman said, several fire departments are on duty and are trying to put out the fire.

According to previous knowledge, four stalls with around 5000 animals are said to be affected.

There are a total of nine stables, according to the district.

A person was injured.

No information could yet be given on the cause of the fire or the damage.

"This is a highly complex situation," said the spokesman for the district of Achim Froitzheim.

The affected sow and piglet breeding facility was very controversial for years and belongs to one of the largest pig breeding operations in Germany - Landwirtschaftliche Ferkelzucht Deutschland (LFD) Holding, which was taken over by the Swiss Terra Grundwerte AG in 2020.

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