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On Monday, July 18th, Hedgerow Farms lost its machine shop to a fire (this is the mechanic shop that contained tools for fixing farm machinery, NOT the seed cleaning shop or the storage barn! Those are fine). We still aren't certain how it started, but the whole building burned to the ground in about an hour.
It happened around 3pm and from the office we noticed some suspicious looking smoke (it actually looked like a dust cloud at first) coming through the front door.
Within a minute there were visible flames.
It was a three alarm fire with Madison, Yocha Dehe and Esparto fire trucks and additional crew from Winters. We also had several water trucks assist, one being from Willow Oak Fire.
We really appreciate all these folks did to keep the fire contained and under control!
Here is a sequence of photos during the fire:
|The roof collapsing|
|The fire created a large smoke cloud|
|There were several water trucks that brought additional, necessary, water.|
|After the fire had burned, there was a pile of scrap metal|
|The frame of the Honda that was in the shop|