Illegal marijuana grow catches fire in Anza

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A generator used to power an illegal cannabis grow catches fire at a property on Burnt Valley Road in Anza Thursday, March 31. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
An oversized generator caught fire at 60600 Burnt Valley Road in Anza Thursday, March 31. The residence was quickly determined to be an illegal marijuana grow.Cal Fire responded to the reported blaze and soon found the source of the fire was a generator.“This generator was large enough to power a small city or, in this case, provide electricity to several buildings housing illegally grown marijuana,” a representative for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. “It is typical for growers to bypass normal utilities.”Cal Fire notified the Hemet Sheriff’s Station and over 3,000 marijuana plants in various stages of growth and about 200 pounds of processed marijuana were discovered and seized by deputies.One suspect was arrested, and appropriate charges filed
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