Vallejo police are investigating a finding of marijuana plants pulled from a house fire.
According to the Vallejo Times Herald, authorities were notified of the fire at about 6 p.m. after neighbors of the home on 108 Monica Place saw smoke coming from a vacant single-family house.
Police confiscated over 300 marijuana plants. An investigation will most likely include identifying the homeowner and who may have been growing the plants. No other information was available from the police officers as of Monday night.
According to the Vallejo Times Herald, firefighters suspect that electrical wiring began the fire. Marijuana plants were growing in all parts of the home, in addition to numerous heat lamps, fans, and altered wiring found within the home, Acting Battalion Chief George Everett said. Damage was mostly found to be within two bedrooms located on the second floor.
The fire had been going for some time, Everett said. Flames ripped through the floor and spread to the garage which was directly underneath the bedrooms. The marijuana house fire was the third Vallejo firefighters have had to deal with this year.
No one was found to be inside the house at the time of the fire.