LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 1,700-plant marijuana grow house in Southern California erupted in flames when a living room compost pile ignited.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators say the fire broke out about 11 a.m. Monday in a one-story home in the unincorporated north San Gabriel area.READ MORE: Thousands In La Verne Remain Without Power Following Powerful Wind Storm
Detective David Mertens told the Pasadena Star-News that a man was seen running from the home but there are no arrests.READ MORE: LA County Sees Drop In COVID-19 Hospitalizations, But Transmission Rate Remains High
Mertens says gangs rent out homes to raise pot and investigators find a couple of similar marijuana grow houses each month.MORE NEWS: 4 Dead, 1 Injured In 'Ambush-Style' Shooting At House Party In Inglewood
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