A fire at a center for growing marijuana was blamed on equipment apparently used to grow marijuana.
The blaze broke out Saturday afternoon in a building in the 1800 block of Fenwick Street NE. It was contained within a single room on the first floor of a two-story commercial building, the D.C. fire department said.
City records show two cultivation centers — Organic Wellness and Holistic Remedies — were operating at the address.
Investigation has determined that the fire “resulted from mechanical failure of a transfer pump used to mix water and fertilizer in a plastic tank,” the fire department posted on twitter.
Cultivation centers grow marijuana to supply distribution centers. Medical marijuana patients may access it there.