A barn built in 1815 was destroyed after an early morning fire at the Natick Community Organic Farm on Route 16 in Natick.
The NCOF, a nonprofit organic farm, said in a Facebook post that a newly-adopted farm dog alerted caretakers to the fire around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“Three sows were lost. No humans were hurt, except in their hearts,” NCOF wrote in a Facebook post signed by Office Farmer Trish. “Thank you to Eddy the new farm dog for sounding the alarm. You are a hero Eddy.
Three female pigs died in the fire but no people were injured, the post said. Caretakers were able to move vehicles parked near the barn
The farm thanked Natick firefighters and caretakers for springing into action.
NCOF said the farm is closed Wednesday while investigators work to determine the cause of the fire.
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