REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they found thousands of marijuana plants in an illegal growing operation after one of the buildings caught fire.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in Redlands, east of Los Angeles.
Police say they found an outbuilding on fire. It took crews about an hour to douse the flames.
Two other buildings contained more than 11,000 marijuana plants along with sophisticated growing equipment and more than 80 pounds of harvested pot.
Police photos showed rows of plants in containers inside a building that appeared to have a sophisticated growing system. Police say all of it will be destroyed.