A firefighter was injured by an ad-hoc electrical system rigged up at burning home that contained a cache of marijuana in Victorville, California.
Firefighters responding to a house fire at the location found at least 30 marijuana plants, according to a report from the Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/Xbfot8).
A firefighter suffered minor injuries when he was shocked by a live wire from the illegally modified electrical system. Although crews had turned off the electrical system, the modifications bypassed the breaker and meter.
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For more on similar potential firefighting hazards, consider HIDDEN HAZARDS OF HOUSE FIRES, Drill of the Week: Lockout /Tagout Procedures, The Hazards of Grow Houses, and New Free Marijuana Grow Operations -- Safe Multi-Agency Response Program Available.