The devastating Carr Fire continues to tear through central California. Since the fire began on Monday, it has claimed 5 lives and nearly 90,000 acres, and is only 5% contained as of Sunday, according to CNN.
The fire has had a serious impact on area businesses, not least of all the flourishing cannabis trade. Last week the Terp Town cultivation facility in Monterey County suffered major crop losses, devastating multiple cannabis companies including Loud Pack and DNA Genetics.
Now the award-winning cannabis producers Alien Labs have been affected. In an Instagram post Friday, the company spoke to the immense destruction, and announced a Go Fund Me page to help people who are suffering losses from the fires:
We setup a go fund me for this. Link in bio Damn. Our home is straight up burning reminds me of @chalicefestival last year. We have family members personally effected by this fire and a couple of our spots are just about to burn down. (One of our best) countless families have lost their homes. Please find some time to click the link in my bio. If half of you donate a dollar that’s a huge amount of money. We could really help some people that just lost everything they owned.
There is no indication that Alien Labs’ facility has suffered damage from the fires.
The fire began last week due to vehicle suffering mechanical failure, according to CNN, and then quickly spread through the area, forcing evacuations including in Redding, a city of 90,000 people.
The Carr Fire is one of more than a dozen plaguing California this summer, with others in regions including San Bernardino, Riverside County, and Mendocino County.
Photo via Flickr user U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service