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Fire leads to apparent marijuana farm in Granada Hills garage

September 8, 2011 |  9:50 am

Marijuana operation found during Granada Hills house fire
A house fire in Granada Hills on Thursday morning uncovered an apparent marijuana-growing operation.

The fire broke out in the 11900 block of Paso Robles Avenue. The blaze was knocked down by 27 firefighters in 23 minutes, with no injuries reported, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Of continuing interest to police is what firefighters discovered inside.

“Initial observation seems to suggest it was a marijuana-plant growing facility,” said Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers were called in shortly after 8 a.m.

No further official information was immediately available, but KTLA broadcast aerial footage from the scene. A fan was visible inside the garage along with numerous plants in white containers.

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Photo: Firefighters stumbled upon an apparent marijuana-growing operation while responding to a house fire in Granada Hills. Credit: KTLA

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