Fire Damages House in West Covina Area; Hundreds of Marijuana Plants Found

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WEST COVINA (CNS) - A fire burned through the roof of a vacant house in the West Covina area Monday, and authorities found about 400 marijuana plants inside the structure.

Firefighters were sent to the 19000 block of East Lorencita Drive about 9 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The firefighters went into a defensive mode, working to prevent the flames from spreading to other structures, and the fire in the two-story building was extinguished about 11:45 a.m., the fire department. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, about 400 marijuana plants were found inside the structure.

No arrests were reported, and an investigation was continuing, the sheriff's department reported.

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