News

Fire destroys barn on Shaw

  - Record file image
— image credit: Record file image

Mission firefighters responding to a report of a minor fire on Shaw Street Saturday instead found a barn fully engulfed by flames.

According to Mission Fire/Rescue Service Chief Larry Watkinson, once firefighters arrived just before 8 a.m., the residents informed them that the barn was used as a marijuana grow operation.

“We went to a defensive attack,” he said, where no firefighters entered the structure.

Mission RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Shaun Wright said “an unauthorized natural gas line had been used to power a large generator inside the barn. An illegal marijuana grow operation was located in the barn.”

All three stations responded to the call, and the police investigation is continuing.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.