A Fresno County dairy that produces more raw milk than any other in California lost its creamery and products in a fire in the early morning hours of Saturday, according to an Instagram post.
The fire started around 3 a.m. in the creamery of Raw Farm southeast of Kerman, and all packaging, inventory and products were burned, according to the Instagram post from Organic Pastures, the owners of the farm.
“We are heartbroken to announce that there was a fire this morning at our creamery,” the post said. “It was a total loss.”
No injuries have been reported at the dairy on Jameson Avenue north of Manning Avenue, according to the farm owners.
Calfire assisted the North Central Fire Department with the blaze, according to a Calfire spokesperson.
The farm owners said they are working on a plan to keep products on the shelves and move forward. “We are obviously deeply devastated, but we will move forward,” the post said. “The support of our customers will help us during this difficult time.”
The farm that typically allows customers on site will be closed temporarily as fire crews are on scene, according to the Instagram post.
The farm is working to find another creamery to partner with to continue to move product, the post said. Products can be found in stores, and the owners recommend using its website to find one.