Stop, drop and roll: Fire destroys Marijuana packing facility catches fire.

On the evening of Wednesday July 5, a fire broke out at Trulieve Packing Facility in Quincy.

A blaze on the roof area of Building 2 of the packing facility, located off of Lillian Springs and Virginia Streets, was initially reported around 6 p.m.

According to a Quincy Fire Department report, the original fire was quickly extinguished, although it spread to other rooms nearby.

It took about an hour to extinguish the flames. Many local departments assisted Quincy Fire Department in fighting the fire, including Quincy, Greensboro, Midway, Havana, Mt. Pleasant, Gretna, Wetumpka, and Sycamore Volunteer Fire Departments.

Gadsden County Emergency Services and American Red Cross were both readily available that evening.

Dinner was provided for many on the scene, by the joint efforts of Sheriff Morris A. Young, Kerrie Bundy, and local Kentucky Fried Chicken General Manager Traci Lockwood.

This dinner included fried chicken and sides – macaroni and cheese, biscuits with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and collard greens.

Col. Bobby Collins and Col. Robin Barkley helped distribute the food to the first-responders, fire departments, and Trulieve staff.

Sheriff Morris A. Young emphasized care for people on the scene of the fire as being part of his “Community of One” policy, of taking care of Gadsden’s own people.

As of deadline on Tuesday, it was unknown to The Gadsden County News Corp. whether the facility is still operational.

Trulieve could not be reached for comment.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. 

 Rubén Darío Uribe


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