YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Firefighters discovered dozens of marijuana plants while battling a blaze at a Yonkers house.
Firefighters responding to the fire at 2:40 a.m. Sunday found four bedrooms filled with the plants.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate
Yonkers Assistant Fire Chief George Kielb told the Journal News “it was basically a pot-growing house.”
Kielb said the house looked like a normal home from the outside but all the windows were covered with plywood.
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Kielb said the marijuana was found under heating lamps in a hydroponic system connected to electrical lines that had been diverted around the home’s meter box.
The investigation into the fire and marijuana is continuing.
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