Members of the Port Alberni Fire Department were ready to battle a blaze in the former Acklands-Grainger building on 3 rd Avenue, but upon arriving found out there were no flames to douse. Responding to a 911 call reporting heavy smoke on Jan. 21, firefighters arrived to find what looked to be smoke coming from the roof and an electrical fire smell in the air, Vancouver Island Free Daily cites Chief Wes Patterson as saying. Scottish police probing weekend fire stumble upon weed grow-op Anonymous tip leads San Francisco-area police to illegal grow-op worth $36 million Blaze in Delta destroys unused cannabis greenhouse When crews checked out the roof of the building, there was no fire, but the “smoke” seemed to be originating inside the building. Entering the building, they quickly determined that it was a vent, not smoke, issue. The electricity and natural gas to the building were cut off to allow for a full investigation. There were two people working inside the building, but no injuries. “Thankfully, it turned out it was excess moisture being removed from the building,” Chief Patterson said, point out that the temperature was around 1 C. “The building’s okay.” Once inside, the smell of cannabis could be easily detected in the building, which is now under new ownership. Fire and police officials were presented with federal paperwork on the cannabis cultivation site. No word on whether or not everything was in order with the paperwork. Anyone in B.C. who produces medical or non-medical cannabis for commercial purposes must be “Obtaining the appropriate licences allows for your products to reach a broad base of public and private authorized retail outlets in B.C. and throughout Canada,” notes information from the provincial government .
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