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Officials: Fire raging at huge fruit warehouse in Columbia River Gorge

Underwood Fruit and Warehouse fire photo courtesy Stephanie Heyman-Porter.jpg

BINGEN, Wash. - A two-alarm fire is burning at Underwood Fruit & Warehouse in Bingen, Wash., Klickitat County Dispatch says.

Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Klickitat Public Utility District says the fire is causing 600 power outages in the area. They say the flames burned a conductor line that serves many homes.

There's no estimated time on when power will be restored.

Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Co. was formed in 1917. They farm 90 orchard properties between Mount Adams and Mount Hood.

A fire destroyed the company’s previous warehouse building in 1955. They opened a packing line at the current location three months after that fire.

White Salmon School District says buses are on road restriction routes in the area.

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