Modesto firefighter injured in fire at house used for cannabis grow operation

A Modesto firefighter was injured while battling a fire inside a house that was used for a marijuana grow operation.

On Saturday morning, Modesto Fire Department said it responded to a house fire near Prescott Road and Bangs Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-story 3,400 square feet house with fire throughout the attic and roof.

Crews said they initially operated in the “offensive mode, but had to pull out of the building when the roof collapsed,” but were eventually able to fully extinguish the fire.

While working to put out the fire, firefighters said they discovered that the house was being used as a marijuana grow location and that the cause fire is under investigation. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was treated after the incident.


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