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Moncton fire crews respond to small blaze at Organigram plant

Employees stand outside the Organigram plant in Moncton after a small fire prompted an evacuation. .
Employees stand outside the Organigram plant in Moncton after a small fire prompted an evacuation. . Courtesy of Wade Perry

Fire crews responded to a small fire at Organigram Inc., in Moncton on Tuesday.

Crews responded to the production centre of the medical and recreational cannabis producer on Edinburgh Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m.

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Moncton Fire Platoon Chief Tim Rossiter said the fire was contained to a single grow room in the facility.

Ray Gracewood of Organigram said that the issue was contained immediately and emergency crews were notified only as a precaution.

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No injuries were reported, but the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Rossiter said investigators will be working with Organigram to determine the cause of the blaze.

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Gracewood said that no product went up in smoke and that the company commends the quick reaction of the first responders.