- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Overnight temperatures dropped well below freezing in parts of eastern Washington, threatening budding trees in apple, peach and cherry orchards.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1BSIZ0g ) workers were out early Wednesday at the Rancho El Rosario orchard west of Prosser to protect cherry buds.

A manager says he used 63 bonfires, 280 diesel furnaces and eight wind machines to fight the freeze.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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