DENVER (CBS4)– Firefighters rushed to extinguish a blaze at a marijuana grow house Friday afternoon.
Crews were called to the home in the 2200 block of South Fox Street just after 1:30 p.m. on reports of a fire with heavy smoke.
Firefighters on scene said there were many items that indicate the home could be used for growing marijuana including plants and a secondary electrical panel in the shed.
Xcel Energy crews were requested to respond to the house fire because of the secondary electrical panel.
Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire. It doesn’t appear that anyone was injured.
Authorities are investigating whether the grow house is legal.
Neighbors could smell the drug as the fire burned, but few knew what had been there all along.
“I never hardly see anybody around. I’ve just seen a couple around there with their trucks … but I’ve never seen too many people around there,” a neighbor said.