Vallejo (CA) firefighters responding to a burning commercial building found a large marijuana grow operation that had been booby-trapped with various devices.
The Times-Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1vDwnES) that fire crews at about 6:45 p.m. to find smoke coming out of all sides of the building as well as the roof. As firefighters entered the structure they came across tripwires attached to pepper spray burglar devices and smoke bombs. They also found numerous marijuana plants and growing equipment.
A bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate the tripwires after crews knocked down the fire.
Structures containing marijuana and other clandestine drug operations can pose many hidden dangers to responders. Last February, a firefighter was shocked by a makeshift electrical system at a home in Victorville, California, that contained marijuana plants.