NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Authorities say they have uncovered a major marijuana-growing operation after putting out a blaze at a North Hollywood commercial building.

It took firefighters 22 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which broke out just after midnight Saturday, in the 7400 block of Bellaire Avenue near Saticoy Street.

A Los Angeles police officer at the North Hollywood Station was unaware of any arrests.

According to police, hundreds of pot plants were found at the location.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments (5)
  1. Cindy says:

    wonder if anyone got stoned from all the smoke

  2. Alan C Rhine says:

    Now that what I call a FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. bill burns says:

    Coloreds may riot over this.

  4. Pat says:

    Prop 215 at its best..Most likely the fire was caused by overloaded circuit from an illegal electrical bypass…Such scammers !!!!

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