PRINCESS ANNE, MD – A fire caused extensive damage to a commercial orchid growing operation on the campus of UMES Sunday. The greenhouse complex, leased to Beijing based Jet Green Group was engulfed in thick black smoke.
While the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage are unknown at this time, a large amount of cardboard, for packing orchids for shipment, was in the greenhouses at the time of the fire. The polymer used to cover the greenhouses is believed to be the source of the thick, black smoke.
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