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4-H club bounces back from fire - The Galveston County Daily News : Fair And Rodeo

October 24, 2014

4-H club bounces back from fire

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:17 am

HITCHCOCK — Anyone in agriculture anticipates challenges associated with fickle weather and ornery animals. But the members of Lonesome Dove 4-H from Hitchcock didn’t anticipate a fire burning down their barn in November and killing six piglets they purchased the same day.

The fire stared when a light bulb from the heat lamps used at night to keep the pigs warm cracked and dropped a hot coil onto the wood chips on the floor, agriculture teacher Randy Williams said.

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