Dwight police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:02 PM Wednesday to a report of a fire at a 20,000 square foot greenhouse at PharmaCann, 1200 East Mazon Avenue Dwight, IL. A Dwight Fire Protection District crew reported heavy, black smoke showing from the northwest corner of the building.
An extra alarm was called out by about 3:50 p.m.
At least one burn victim was reported at the scene.
Firefighters extinguished the fire by about 4:00 p.m. with one hose line on the fire.
Firefighters from Gardner, Campus, Emington, Pontiac, Saunemin, and Buckingham assisted Dwight firefighters either at the scene or standing by in fire stations.
The facility at the address was undergoing construction and remodeling as a medical marijuana cultivation center.
Oak Park, Illinois-based PharmaCann is leasing and renovating one of the buildings at the New Lenox Machine Co. site on East Mazon Avenue (Route 17) — east of Dwight.
The facility was expected to be starting seedlings in late summer with construction ended by late September.
PharmaCann has permission in Illinois to register dispensaries in Evanston, Schaumburg, North Aurora and Ottawa.
The Village of Schaumburg approved a special-use permit for a licensed medical marijuana PharmaCann dispensary at 1135 Tower Road. The 1,412-square-foot industrial park unit would serve the entire Schaumburg Township.
Another company’s medical marijuana cultivation facility is located on Greenleaf Avenue in Elk Grove Village, and will have a connection to the Elk Grove Village Police Department from a video feed of security cameras of the building’s interior and exterior.
The Illinois Grown Medicine LLC facility in Elk Grove Village will also will have a direct connection to Northwest Central Dispatch 9-1-1 center.
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