Legal marijuana grow op fire sends smoke sky high in Duncan

Fire crews from three halls took about four hours to put down flames that started in a legal marijuana grow operation



Fire crews from three halls took about four hours to put down flames that started in a legal marijuana grow operation at a storage facility on Sprott Road Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters from North Cowichan’s South End hall initially responded to the blaze at Sprott Road Storage, and had to call on the Duncan and Maple Bay departments for assistance. According to South End chief Scott Henning, about 30 firefighters from the three halls were on the scene. Crews fought the blaze from the ground, on the roof, and from an aerial truck.

Henning confirmed that the fire started in a legal grow op, but wasn’t sure of the cause or if it was directly related to the operation. The investigation will resume next week.

The owner of Sprott Road Storage said that the fire damaged between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet of property, but was unable to comment on what was located in the affected units.