LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters who battled a house fire in Winnetka early Wednesday morning stumbled on an illegal marijuana grow inside the home, prompting a hazmat investigation.
Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to the 7500 block of North Irondale Avenue at 11:42 p.m. Tuesday night to find a single-story home ablaze.READ MORE: OC Receives More Than 83K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
They quickly extinguished the fire within about 20 minutes, the fire department said.READ MORE: LA County Sheriff's Motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese Killed In Lakewood Crash
However, firefighters found several barrels containing an unidentified substance and called for a hazmat crew.
Early Wednesday morning, hazmat determined that the home was being used as an illegal marijuana grow.MORE NEWS: Lady Gaga's Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. It’s unclear if any arrests were made.