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Marijuana grow house catches fire in North Denver

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DENVER -- A building housing three marijuana grow houses went up in flames early Tuesday morning, causing visible smoke across North Denver.

According to a Denver Fire spokesperson, the fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. in a commercial strip mall located at 4430 East Garfield Avenue, just south of I-70. When fire crews arrived, they were able to knock down the flames quickly.

The Denver Fire spokesperson confirmed three marijuana grow areas were being housed at the address, and that no one was inside the business when the fire broke out. There were no injuries.

As of 8:30 a.m., firefighters were unable to if they grow operations inside the building were legal or illegal, but said it was something the authorities were looking into.

Firefighters were also yet to confirm the cause of the fire, but said an investigation was in progress.

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