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.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.