Wildfires in British Columbia force Aurora cannabis to evacuate marijuana farm
By Nina Zdinjak
Cannabis growers in the U.S. are not the only ones whose operations have been endangered by wildfires. Canadian companies Aurora Cannabis and Heritage Cannabis Holding are experiencing the same difficulties in British Columbia.
According to experts, wildfires intensify every year; they're starting sooner in the season and becoming stronger and more frequent. Earlier this year wildfires raged across California, threatening cannabis farms, as well as people and their homes in the affected areas.
This August, a wildfire in White Rock, a city in British Columbia, Canada has been described as “a catastrophic event” by Mark Healey, the incident commander. The BC Wildfire Service explained that low humidity and winds combined with high summer temperatures make ideal settings for the spread of wildfires in this region, imposing real challenges to firefighters.