An Elk Grow home suffered major damage after a fire broke out inside Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the Cosumnes Fire Department)
An Elk Grow home suffered major damage after a fire broke out inside Saturday afternoon.
ELK GROVE, CA - An Elk Grow home was destroyed after a marijuana grow operation inside sparked a fire Saturday afternoon.
Cosumnes Fire Department crews responded to the home on the 6000 block of Laguna Villa around 11:45 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming out of the attic.
About an hour later, crews were able to contain the fire to the one house and knock down the flames.
After fire crews cleared the scene, Elk Grove police went inside of the home to investigate. Officers found that the home was a very large and sophisticated illegal marijuana grow operation. Police took a total of 5 people into custody in connection to the marijuana grow operation.
Neighbors said they were surprised to hear that the house was part of a marijuana grow operation because they believed it was vacant.
Crews said almost every single room in the house was electrically hooked up to grow marijuana. They said the cause of the fire was electrical.