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Toppenish farm picking up pieces after a fire

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TOPPENISH, Wash.-- A farm in Toppenish is picking up the pieces after a fire burned down a building and several tractors.

The fire started Monday when a work lamp broke in the farm's shop and set fire to some gasoline. Green Acre Farms estimates the damage at about half a million dollars. They say they may only get half of that back from insurance. The vehicles were older and their replacements will cost much more.

"We'll just... Get by with what we got, you know, maybe we'll be a little tighter on tractors... Maybe not replace them all... Maybe just replace half of them this year," says Farm Manager Jr. Gomez.

Gomez says the effects of the fire may have been worse if it had happened during the harvest. He says with it being winter, the farm has time to plan what it wants to do next.