Police Investigate Cannabis Greenhouse Fire in Salinas Valley, California

On July 23, the burgeoning cannabis cultivation industry in a small town on California’s Central Coast was rocked by a greenhouse fire that sent flames shooting high into the air and a thick plume of black smoke billowing to the sky.

The greenhouses belonged to Loudpack Farms — the flagship facility in Greenfield, California’s fast-growing cannabis sector and producer of some of California’s top-rated connoisseur cannabis products. It was hours before the town’s fire department was able to bring it completely under control. The fire departments from the nearby towns of Soledad and King City were also mobilized to the scene.

The blaze apparently started outside one of several greenhouses at the site and rapidly spread, ultimately consuming or damaging at least a dozen.