In a public statement, Flow Cannabis Company’s President Jarom Fawson has admitted Redwood Valley’s Broiler Fire that destroyed three homes, six outbuildings, and burned 80 acres of wildland was caused by one of their employees mowing grass on their property.
President Fawson states the fire “originated on our property, after the blades of a mower, operated by our employee, struck rock, causing a spark.”
In the statement, President Fawson said his company is “truly sorry” for the “stress, anxiety, fear, and loss that our Redwood Valley neighbors have experienced as a result.”
Redwood Valley-Calpella Fire Department Chief Don Dale told us despite Fawson’s statement, the fire’s cause is still under investigation but applauded the company’s willingness to “take the first step of trying to make things right.”
President Fawson said the company is “actively reaching out to the impacted families as well as local organizations to assist with recovery efforts and community healing…”
As of today at noon, Chief Dale said the Broiler fire is 85% contained with crews working on hotspots throughout the affected area. He said this weekend’s winds and heat could contribute to potential flare-ups throughout the area.
In light of the information released from Flow Kana, Chief Dale reminds the public that there should be no weed-eating or mowing after 9:00 a.m. He noted with this weekend’s extreme heat warning, it is best to just not mow “until it cools down.”
Here is the statement issued by Flow Cannabis Company in-full: