Massive fire breaks out at former Delta, B.C. cannabis greenhouse complex

© Shane MacKichan A large plume of smoke is seen rising over a greenhouse in Delta on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

Crews were called to a massive fire at a former cannabis greenhouse complex in Delta, B.C. Sunday morning.

Crews were called to the facility near Highway 99 and Ladner Trunk Road around 7:30 a.m.

Delta Fire Chief Dave Wood said crews were able to knock the fire down, and contain it to a warehouse complex attached to the greenhouse.

At the peak of the fire, about 30 firefighters were on scene, he added.

The facility was operated by BC Tweed, a cannabis grower that shut down operations in March, Wood confirmed.

A massive plume of black smoke, described by some on social media as a “mushroom cloud” could be seen from several kilometres away.

Delta police said there were no initial reports of injuries from the fire.

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