Fire Guts Hemp Facility, Leaves 2 with Injuries

A hemp facility in rural Colorado was destroyed in a fire Tuesday.

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Image courtesy of Lower Valley Fire Protection District on Facebook

Firefighters and a HAZMAT team responded to a blaze at a hemp facility in rural Colorado on Tuesday morning that involved hazardous chemicals, a local newspaper reported this week. Two people were hurt during the incident.

By the time crews reached the facility near Loma, CO, flames had engulfed the entire structure, Lower Valley Fire District Chief Frank Cavaliere told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The official said the structure was a complete loss.

Crews were on scene for several hours before the fire was knocked down around 12:30 pm, according to the newspaper. Two people received minor burn injuries.

The fire in the two-story commercial building involved “numerous hazardous chemicals,” the fire department said in Facebook post.

Chief Cavaliere said in the report that he owner of the facility plans to hire environmental hazardous materials cleanup service.

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