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Nearly $2 million damage in Odell fruit bin fire

A fire that destroyed fruit bins caused nearly $2 million in damage, officials say.

Published on November 27, 2013 9:10AM

ODELL, Ore. (AP) — Damage is estimated at nearly $2 million from a fire that burned a stack of fruit bins at Diamond Fruit Growers in Odell.

KPTV reports more than 10,000 bins burned and each was worth $150.

The Monday night fire left a charred mess of plastic.

The state fire marshal, Hood River detectives and Oregon State Police are investigating the cause.

Diamond Fruit Growers is a cooperative of pear and cherry orchardists in the Hood River Valley.


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