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Fire Reveals Pot-Growing Operation

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 23, 2009 2:40PM

One resident at a Northwest side apartment building has been arrested after a Sunday night fire revealed his "sophisticated" pot-growing operation to investigating authorities. The fire broke out in the first floor of a two-story building in the 6000 block of North Christiana Avenue around 10:20 p.m. last night. Fire crews responded and put the fire out, but upon investigating damage in an apartment on the building's second floor, they discovered the operation which consisted of, according to WBBM, "about 130 cannabis plants, about 10 pounds of dried marijuana and various types of paraphernalia." One firefighter was injured when his face was cut by glass but he was not hospitalized. [CBN, WBBM]