Local first responders, as well as crews from nearby Oakville and Burlington fire departments, are on scene in an effort to battle the flames.

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Emergency response teams are currently battling a “large fire” at a rural Milton, Ont. cannabis processing facility, which has prompted the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) to shut down a road leading to the blaze.

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Local first responders, as well as crews from nearby Oakville and Burlington fire departments, are reportedly on scene in an effort to battle the flames. Approximately 15 fire trucks are currently participating in the effort, per local officials, according to City News.

So far, there is no information on what started the fire. It is reported firefighters received an emergency call around 1 am on Wednesday morning to the facility on Fifth  Line West between Lower Base Lane West and Britannia Road.

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Police recommend in a tweet that drivers steer clear of the area, and traffic on the Fifth Line will be closed for the next few hours. “Please choose an alternate route for your travels,” the HRPS urged drivers via  Twitter this morning.

Aerial images taken at the scene appear to show damage to a large area of a greenhouse roof, which appears charred. So far, no injuries or fatalities have been reported as a result of the fire, the police report.

Police have not released any other details, including the name and/or company affiliations of the facility.

Although recreational cannabis was federally legalized in 2018, local council voted to allow cannabis production and processing facilities in June 2020.

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