Pot Plants in Chicago Attic Catch Fire

Chicago (IL) firefighters answering a call found a smoldering attic full of marijuana plants, reports the Chicago Tribune.

“What they discovered was what looked like a marijuana-growing operation,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.  “There were a lot of extension cords being run all over the place.”

The fire started around 8:45 a.m. in the attic of a 2½-story frame home. The fire was put out in about 10 minutes and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters found marijuana plants where the fire had been burning and told police, Langford said.

Officers found more than ten suspected cannabis plants and a “cannabis grow operation,” said police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

Police then took a 36-year-old man into custody and charges were pending.

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