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Avocado Plantation Business Worst Hit by California Wildfires

  • Avocado crop plantation business has been completely destroyed by the California wildfires as it ripped through the state’s southern part. California Avocado Commission has reportedly said that “several hundred acres of avocados” have been completely lost. Official reports say around 5,700 firefighters are still battling the raging wildfires. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s chief (operations) Mark Brown has called it a “very successful day on the fire line”, especially near Ventura County. Reports say 500 buildings are destroyed, 3 fire-fighters wounded, and confirmed death of a 70-year-old woman. 180 square miles (466 sq km) of Ventura, largest growing avocado region in California, has been consumed by fire.