Explosion at Marijuana Grow Causes Serious Injuries

Today Rural Metro Fire says they were dispatched to an explosion on a cannabis grow site in the 500 blk of West Pickett Creek Rd.

Posted: Jan. 27, 2018 7:48 AM
Updated: Jan. 28, 2018 5:30 PM

(MERLIN) - Today Rural Metro Fire says they were dispatched to an explosion on a cannabis grow site in the 500 blk of West Pickett Creek Rd.

Firefighters and law enforcement officers say they converged on the scene and found a metal shipping container that had been significantly damaged by an explosion that appeared to be caused by activities performed inside. Crews say minimal fire was found during overhaul operations.

Rural Metro Fire says a subject with serious burn injuries, reportedly in or near the container at the time of the explosion, was transported by private vehicle to Three Rivers.

Crews say Oregon State Police is investigating.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Brookings
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 47°
Crater Lake
Scattered Clouds
31° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 31°
Grants Pass
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 37°
Klamath Falls
Scattered Clouds
31° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 31°
Tracking Rain For Wednesday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Senator Merkley Port Orford Town Hall

Image

Camp Fire Victims Build New Life in Medford

Image

Daily J! - New Nonfiction

Image

Senator Merkley Holds Town Hall in Port Orford

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Wet Weather on Wednesday

Image

Protect Your Windshield

Image

The Pledge: Lone Pine Elementary, Mrs. Brasseur, 2nd Grade

Image

Foggy Start, Cloudy Afternoon

Image

How to Properly Defrost your Winshield

Image

Southern Oregon Softball Looks for Encore Following Best Season in School History

Community Events