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Fire causes $300,000 in damage at Wonderful Pistachio and Almonds

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 15:44:16-04

The Kern County Fire Department said a quick response helped save millions of dollars after a fire at Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds in Lost Hills. 

KCFD responded to a report of a fire in a silo at the businesses just before 9:30 Saturday night. When crews arrived they found a three-story high silo fully involved with fire. 

The fire was threatening other silos and infrastructure on three sides. 

Due to the location of the silo on the premises, a water tender was dispatched. 

The water tender along with a ladder on one of the trucks allowed it to gain better access to penetrate the fire and stopped the fire from spreading to nearby silos. 

Officials said there was $300,000 worth of damage. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.