Tweed Marijuana Facility Fire Snuffed Out
On Monday, May 29, 2017, Tweed Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED), was evacuated following a small morning fire at the Hershey Chocolate Factory’s former Visitor Center, which the medical marijuana company is currently renovating.
“The fire was under control within 3 minutes,” as reported by the Smiths Falls Fire Department in a press release. “This area was undergoing major renovations at the time the fire broke out. The damages are limited to this area. The administration offices and the production portion were not impacted. All the staff were evacuated during the incident and production was not interrupted. At this time, all the employees are back at work.”
Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth, has attributed the fire to construction crews handling an acetylene torch. “It appears that somehow they damaged the tanks and that caused a small fire,” Linton said, as reported by the Ottawa Sun. “There was no damage to the building, but it did cause a little bit of excitement.”