- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) - Authorities responding to reports of a possible break-in at a Los Angeles County home extinguished a small fire and then discovered more than 1,000 marijuana plants growing inside.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Byron Ward says officials received a call late Saturday reporting a possible burglary at the home in Diamond Bar.

Ward says deputies found no intruder, but saw smoke billowing from the second floor. Firefighters quickly extinguished a small blaze, which investigators say may have been sparked by an electrical malfunction.

Authorities found the home had been set up as an elaborate indoor pot-growing operation.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1W6HX6q ) that nobody was at the home and no suspects are in custody.

The investigation is ongoing.


Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune.



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