Orondo Packing House Fire Cause Determined

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ORONDO, WA.- The cause of a November 25th fruit packinghouse fire in Orondo has been determined to be a failed fan motor. The Capital Press reports Douglas County Fire District Two officials completed their investigation with agents from the Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and determined the blaze at the Pine Canyon Growers warehouse was caused by one of the three motors that powers a fan.

Fire officials had reported an estimated 12 million dollars in damage. A company official said they hoped to be back in operation within a few weeks.