December 3, 2010 > Living room compost pile ignites pot grow house
Living room compost pile ignites pot grow house
Submitted By AP Wire Service
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 1,700-plant marijuana grow house in Southern California erupted in flames when a living room compost pile ignited.
Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say the fire broke out about 11 a.m. Monday in a one-story home in the unincorporated north San Gabriel area.
Detective David Mertens told the Pasadena Star-News that a man was seen running from the home but there are no arrests.
Mertens says gangs rent out homes to raise pot and investigators find a couple of similar marijuana grow houses each month.
Information from: Pasadena Star-News,