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Baker Produce loses millions of dollars after fire

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Firefighters have determined how much monetary damage Baker Produce sustained from a massive blaze at their Kennewick facility.

According to Kennewick Fire Capt. Brian Ellis, there is several million dollars worth of damage. That includes the structure, product, and equipment inside.

On Aug. 13, the fire broke out at 212 W Railroad Avenue near North Fruitland Street and West Canal Drive. Multiple agencies responded that night to the fire at the potato facility.

Ellis said they determined the point of origin to the second floor. 

"Around the office area is where we're looking," he said.

Kennewick fire investigators will continue to look into the cause. Ellis said some workers have been able to return to the facility.


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