The first time the Campos family realized their Jamul hemp farm might be in danger was around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. says the report…
Our condolences go out to all the farmers in CA & OR. and those discovering in CO that climate change causes more regular cold snaps as well.
“We started to see smoke but didn’t think it was too much of a risk,” says Brooke Campos, co-owner of No Boundaries Farm.
By 3 p.m., Campos’ brother, Blake, and her father, Eddie, along with a few other farmworkers were battling the blaze themselves. Not long after, they evacuated. No Boundaries eventually burned to the ground in the Valley Fire along with a neighboring hemp farm, Inya Hemp.
Though those are only two farms out of many scattered throughout rural areas in San Diego County, a variety of factors make hemp farms particularly susceptible to California’s fire season, which becomes more intense with each passing year.