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Fire destroys $350,000 in hazelnuts

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KEIZER, OR (KPTV) -

A local farm lost $350,000 worth of hazelnuts in a fire on Friday.

It broke out at Lindsay Farms on Windsor Island Road North in Keizer at about 6:15 a.m.

The fire was burning at a bottom of a silo where a conveyor belt carries the nuts, firefighters said.

Investigators determined a mechanical problem sparked the fire.

The flames destroyed 200,000 hazelnuts.

No one was hurt.

Last weekend, a five-alarm fire near Salem ravaged a nut processing plant.

That fire destroyed nearly 400,000 pounds of hazelnuts.

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