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Aug. 7, 2020 | Friday
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Blaze breaks out at Read Road greenhouse

 

 

A fire broke out at a greenhouse on the border of Niagara-on-the-Lake early Wednesday morning.

The greenhouse, located at 376 Read Road, went up in flames around 1 a.m., neighbours said.

“Just before one (a.m.) I was in my living room,” Tika Kovinic said, “then I noticed this orange light because there is a big window in the living room.”

She said at first she assumed the neighbours were burning some branches but wondered why the flames were so close to her house.

Upon closer inspection, Kovinic could see the flames were spreading rapidly. She called the neighbours to notify them of the fire and then emergency services.

“We were scared that something was going to blow over and catch onto our house,” Kovinic said.

Neighbours said the greenhouse was a cannabis grow operation and frequently caused an odour.

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