Yakima Valley orchard damaged by fire retardant

Yakima Valley orchard damaged by fire retardant

01 October 2010

published by www.seattlepi.com


USA —  A Yakima Valley orchard owner says he suffered about $50,000 in damage when firefighting pilots missed a wildfire in July and dropped retardant on his trees.

Rene Garcia of Cowiche (cow-ICH’-ee) filed a claim with the state Department of Natural Resources.

KAPP-TV reports the state contracted with the Forest Service for the firefighters plane so Garcia may have to take his claim to the federal level.


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