Fire at Natick farm destroys barn, kills 3 pigs

A barn built in 1815 was destroyed in an overnight fire at the Natick Community Organic Farm.

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

At approximately 4:30 AM NCOF’s beautiful 1815 barn was totally consumed by fire. Three sows were lost. No humans were...

Posted by Natick Community Organic Farm on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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.

A GoFundMe has been created. If you’re interested in helping, click here.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Download the FREE Boston 25 News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Boston 25 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch Boston 25 News NOW