The Canadian PressNovember 4, 2013 15:01
VENTURA, Calif. - The city and county of Ventura, Calif., plan to sue one of the country's largest mushroom farms to try to recoup costs from fighting a stubborn compost fire there last month.
The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/HCro2v ) the lawsuit will seek more than $200,000 from California Mushroom Farm Inc., which ceased operations in September.
Officials say the nearly 30-acre farm didn't properly maintain its compost piles after it shut down, causing them to combust spontaneously Oct. 16.
It took crews five days to extinguish the blaze.