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      Iowa firefighters douse flames at hog facility

      Firefighters in Washington County have extinguished a blaze at a hog confinement facility after battling it for about four hours. A county spokeswoman says crews from eight departments responded to the fire in Crawfordsville on Thursday. She says the fire started at a facility owned by JDL Farms. Firefighters worked the site from about 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's unclear what started the fire. No human injuries were reported. It's unclear if any animals were harmed.