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Marijuana grow discovered after fire destroys garage in Rio Dell

RIO DELL - A marijuana grow is discovered after fire destroys a garage near Rio Dell.

Just before 11 Wednesday night, Rio Dell along with the Fortuna, Loleta and Ferndale fire departments responded to a blaze on Pepper Tree Lane off of Blue Slide Road. When crews arrived, flames were consuming a garage. Two dogs caged nearby were saved along with a house located twenty feet away.

Fire officials say a falling limb arched a power line which made contact with the building causing it to ignite. Damages are estimated around $60,000. An alleged large marijuana grow was discovered. It is not known if it was legal or illegal. The incident is being turned over to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation.