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Firefighters find hundreds of marijuana plants at North Hills home

January 26, 2013 | 11:10 am

Los Angeles firefighters battling a blaze at a North Hills home found hundreds of marijuana plants and a hydroponic growing system to farm the plants, authorities said.

Between 300 and 500 plants were found at the house in the 9100 block of Monogram Avenue about 12:20 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 15 minutes and reported the marijuana plants to police, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. There were no injuries reported from the fire.

A resident of the property has been arrested on suspicion of sales of marijuana, said Sgt. Humberto Najera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police will obtain a warrant to search and seize any illegal paraphernalia at the house, Najera said.


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