Pittsburg: 70 Marijuana Plants Discovered After House Fire

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The Pittsburg Police Department were called to a residential house fire after firefighters located a marijuana grow just before 6:00 pm Thursday in the 300 Block of Gull Place.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of smoke and flames at 5:53 pm with Engine 84 reporting a large column of smoke en-route. They arrived to find a home fully involved with flames.

Upon further investigation, firefighters made entry and located a grow operation and stated large amounts of fireworks or possible ammunition were exploding.

Pittsburg Police stated Friday morning they are still working to contact the residents of the home.

Anyone with information relative to this incident should contact Detective Palma at 925-252-4067.

Photo provided by Amy Dopart.