NSW bushfires hit Costa Group berry farm
The NSW bushfires have damaged the property of Australia's largest grower of fruit and vegetables, Costa Group, at a farm on the south coast.
Vitalharvest Freehold Trust, which leases the farm at Tumbarumba to Costa Group, announced the Dunns Road fire had damaged the packing shed but plants were not impacted.
Packing equipment and several vehicles owned by Costa were also damaged, according to Vitalharvest.
A full assessment will be carried out once the area is safe.
The farm comprises about six per cent of Vitalharvest's berry plantings.
Costa Group has been contacted for comment.
The Dunns Road fire has burnt more than 130,000 hectares of land, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Bushfires have raged in several states for months and have killed at least 19 people and destroyed at least 1400 homes.
Almost 30 people are unaccounted for in Victoria and the army is evacuating people from the state's east.
Costa Group's share price was up 1.2 per cent to $2.54, while Vitalharvest was trading 1.97 per cent higher at 77.5 cents by 1225 AEDT.
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