Explosion reported at GenCanna location in Clark County, KY

Explosion reported at GenCanna location in Clark County, KY
Part of the GenCanna Winchester facility is on fire. An explosion was also reported. (Source: WKYT)

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Clark County dispatcher has confirmed to WAVE 3 News’ sister station, WKYT, that there is a fire at GenCanna’s Winchester location.

An explosion was also reported.

GenCanna is an agricultural technology company and has a hemp processing facility in Clark County, Kentucky.

It was one of the first members of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

The company was the first to build a commercial hemp-specific crop processor, called ‘Big Blue.’ GenCanna also created Kentucky’s first internal processing lab.

GenCanna also cultivates and supplies farms with hemp plants.

GenCanna has partnered with more than 60 farming families. The company has more than 30 million plants on more than 6,000 acres.

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