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Police: Fire breaks out at marijuana grow house
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Police: Fire breaks out at marijuana grow house

Tampa, Florida -- A building fire has now turned into a criminal investigation of a grow house.


Tampa Police say firefighters responded to a fire at a small vacant business on West Cass Street shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Smoke was visible as units arrived at the scene of the one-alarm fire.


Once inside, firefighters quickly extinguished a small blaze at the center of the building. They also discovered more than 100 marijuana plants used as part of a grow house operation. 


Photo Gallery: Fire breaks out at grow house


The plants were seized and Tampa Police is now investigating. Charges are pending.


There is no word on a possible cause of the fire.

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