Sector Crisis management and relief

Investigation into physical risks associated with cannabis-growing operations


Approximately ten per cent of fires in buildings in the Netherlands are linked to the presence of illegal cannabis nurseries. This kind of fire also entails risks to the surrounding area, certainly when it occurs in a residential neighbourhood. For this reason, the Dutch Safety Board has launched an investigation into the physical safety risks associated with indoor cannabis growing. The Dutch Safety Board is seeking to learn the extent of the risks cannabis nurseries pose to residential areas, as well as to find an explanation for why these risks are currently neither recognised nor controlled.


  • Start date 14 jul. 2016
  • End date
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationOpen

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