Firefighters who put out flames in a Winnetka house found an illegal marijuana growing operation, authorities said Wednesday.

They were called to a fire at 11:42 p.m. Tuesday at 7252 N. Irondale Ave., said the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart.

Smoke was showing from the house when firefighters arrived, Stewart said. They quickly put out the fire.

“As firefighters were making their way through the building they located barrels of an unidentified substance,” she said.

“Fire officers on scene determined this is an illegal grow operation and will continue the investigation,” Stewart said.

No injuries were reported, she said.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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