Man Dies After Le Mars Hog Confinement Fire

November 11, 2019 11:52am

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A Sioux City man has died from injuries he sustained in a hog confinement fire near Le Mars.

According to Le Mars Fire-Rescue, 38-year-old Jorge Orozco of Sioux City died from his injuries on November 9 at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Officials say on Sept. 30, Le Mars Fire-Rescue responded to a fire located north of Le Mars. When firefighters arrived, they found a trailer fully engulfed next to a hog confinement building.

Before Fire-Rescue arrived, Orozco was already burned and was being transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by a private vehicle.

Orozco was then airlifted to St. Elizabeths Hospital. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

Courtesy of media partner KTIV