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Arson suspected at Calif.'s biggest beef processor

Suspected arson destroys 14 semis at California's largest beef feeder, processor and marketer By The Associated Press

COALINGA, Calif. (AP) ' Investigators say arson is suspected in a blaze that destroyed 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at California's Harris Farms cattle operation, the state's largest cattle feeder, beef processor and beef marketer.

Fresno County sheriff's investigators say the trucks in a storage yard were burning when firefighters and deputies arrived at the Coalinga property early Sunday at Interstate 5 and State Route 145.

The Fresno Bee ( ) reports the fire was extinguished in 45 minutes.

A Harris Farms spokesman didn't have a damage figure.

The company says it doesn't expect any disruption in operations.


Information from: The Fresno Bee,

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