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Fire reveals big pot growing operation in Point Loma

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say they found a marijuana farm while fighting a half-million-dollar blaze in a San Diego industrial area.

U-T San Diego says the fire erupted Sunday evening in the Point Loma area and damaged an auto body shop, a machine shop, an office building and a storage facility that contained holiday decorations for SeaWorld. Most of the damage was to the auto shop.

Firefighters doused the fire in about 20 minutes and no injuries were reported.

A fire official says firefighters found an extensive marijuana production facility in the office building next to where the fire may have started. Investigators suspect an electrical problem sparked the blaze.

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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 

THIS IS AN UPDATED STORY. For the earlier copy, read below. 

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Firefighters knocked down a blaze that broke out in a two-story commercial building Sunday.

The building erupted in flames shortly after 5 p.m. on the 3500 block of Hancock St. in the Sports Arena area. 

Dozens of firefighter's attacked the blaze and once inside, they found a complex marijuana growing facility.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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