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.

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