CHINO HILLS ( — A large-scale marijuana growing operation was discovered Monday after firefighters responded to a residential fire in San Bernardino County.

The marijuana grow was discovered around 3 p.m. at a 3,500-square-foot home in the 2100 block of Old Carbon Canyon Road in Chino Hills, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

“Nearly every room was converted for cultivating marijuana utilizing a hydroponics method,” officials said.

A total of 394 marijuana plants and a large amount of processed marijuana were seized. An unknown number of plants were also destroyed in the fire.

Officials say the fire started in a room where cultivation equipment was plugged in to an outlet.

No suspects were in the home at the time of the fire.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the suspects to contact the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840.


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