October 2006 Yakima hops fire
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The fire started shortly before noon local time on October 2, 2006 in a 40,000-square-foot (3,600-square-meter) warehouse operated by S.S. Steiner Inc., one of the four largest hop buyers in the Yakima Valley of central Washington. By mid-afternoon, flames engulfed most of the building.
The fire destroyed or ruined about 10,000 bales, each weighing about 200 pounds (90 kilograms) and likely worth $1.75 to $2 a pound.
It is estimated this represents about four percent of the total US production.
- "Feds Hop Into Hops Fire Probe". CBS News. October 4, 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
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