Illegal marijuana grow might have sparked fire in Fountain

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FOUNTAIN, Colo. — An illegal marijuana grow is believed to have sparked a fire at a home Friday, the Fountain Police Department said.

Officers responded to 779 Creekfront Drive about 7 a.m. to help with an electrical fire.

Smoke was visible and coming from inside the home. Officers found more than 100 marijuana plants and say the electrical wiring might have been tampered with in order to help grow the plants.

The Metro Vice Narcotics Unit was called to assist with the investigation.

The identity of the homeowner has not been released and police haven’t said whether charges will be filed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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