A fire at a nut drying facility north of Salem destroyed tons of nuts.
It took firefighters from multiple jurisdictions with 30 trucks and 200,000 gallons of water about eight hours to put out the blaze at the rural facility, which lacked fire hydrants, according to a press release from Marion County Fire District No. 1.
Staff at the business estimated that 400,000 pounds of nuts were in the dryer at the time of the fire, which also destroyed the main processing plant building. An attached storage silo was also involved, according to the release.
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