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FIRE SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGES BLUE DIAMOND ALMOND PROCESSING PLANT
The Sacramento Bee reports:

Officials at Blue Diamond Growers were still assessing the damage done to the cooperative's Sacramento manufacturing facility after a four-alarm blaze there late Monday that sent two workers to a local hospital.

In a brief statement Tuesday, Blue Diamond said it is investigating what ignited the blaze and is "focused on learning more about the incident and providing support to our employees."

No estimates on the extent of the damage or dollar loss were available Tuesday, but "the most likely origin is on the second floor" where different types of equipment are housed, said Sacramento Fire Department Capt. Keith Wade. He noted "significant damage" to the floor as well as smoke damage on both the second and third floors of the five-story structure.

More than 100 firefighters - nearly Sacramento's entire on-duty force Monday - battled the blaze. Relief came from Sacramento Metro Fire, the Cosumnes Fire Protection District in neighboring Elk Grove, West Sacramento and other outside agencies. No firefighters were injured. Three Blue Diamond employees were treated for smoke inhalation.


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