- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Firefighters have found marijuana growing in the basement of a south Omaha house where they battled a blaze after a water heater exploded.

Firetrucks were sent to the home around 2:15 p.m. Monday. Two men reported that after the water heater blew up, flames spread throughout the basement and up to the main floor. The men were taken to an Omaha hospital for treatment of their burns.

Investigators later removed nearly three dozen marijuana plants from the basement, as well as some psychedelic mushrooms and grow lamps.

Police Sgt. Mark Noonan says the injured men are suspected of growing the marijuana in the basement space they were renting. Charges are pending.

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