Fire in Ettersburg Destroys Building After Likely Propane Explosion
Firefighters were able to contain the fire “a little shy of a quarter acre,” according to Cal Fire Division Chief Marty Hobbs.
He said the explosion was “consistent with a propane tank” exploding and the building was consistent with a marijuana drying shed. “There were propane heaters and some fans,” he explained. And the building was small –about 20x 40 foot.
A large Madrone tree about 5 foot in diameter is still a hazard, Hobbs explained so a tree faller is being brought in to drop it. The faller will be arriving by helicopter and landing on the property, he added.
Cal Fire, Telegraph Ridge Fire, and Briceland Fire responded to the incident.