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Excavator engulfed at Hermiston Foods

Flames extinguished quickly after backhoe catches fire

Published on December 5, 2017 2:00PM

Staff photo by Jayati Ramakrishnan
UCFD firefighters extinguish a fully englfed backhoe on Hermiston Foods property Tuesday afternoon.

Staff photo by Jayati Ramakrishnan UCFD firefighters extinguish a fully englfed backhoe on Hermiston Foods property Tuesday afternoon.

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HERMISTON — A fire that engulfed a backhoe on property that formerly belonged to Hermiston Foods was knocked down quickly on Tuesday, but not before it sent a column of smoke into the sky south of Hermiston.

Daryl Fuchs, harvest supervisor , said the cause was still unknown. He said the excavator was working on the scrap metal pile when it caught fire.



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