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Firefighters battle house fire with more than 300 marijuana plants

The electrical meter had been bypassed, which is likely the cause of the fire

By Mark Gomez
Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A small fire broke out late Sunday night in a San Jose home filled with more than 300 marijuana plants, according to the fire and police departments.

The single-alarm blaze was reported at 11:45 p.m. when a neighbor saw smoke coming from the garage of a home in the 500 block of Scottsville Court, according to fire Capt. Reggie Williams.

Firefighters forced their way into the garage and quickly extinguished a small blaze. The electrical meter had been bypassed, which likely caused the fire, Williams said. Once inside the home, firefighters discovered multiple marijuana plants. The house had been reinforced with plywood over the doors and windows. There were no injuries associated with the fire.

Full story: San Jose: Firefighters extinguish blaze at home with more than 300 marijuana plants

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