Fire reported at metro-east apple orchard

News-DemocratMay 5, 2014 


Investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning fire at a Madison County apple orchard.

According to fire department reports, the blaze started at about 5:30 a.m. at Mills Apple Farm, 11456 Pochahontas Road, Marine.

Mills Apple Farm's website reports that, although one building was lost to the flames, company leaders were thankful that no one was hurt.

The site reported that the apple crop was undamaged and that the farm still plans to move forward with weddings and other activities on its schedule.

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