Person Extracting THC From Marijuana Sparks Fire

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A garage fire Wednesday evening in Reseda is being blamed on a person using the structure to work on a pot project: Extracting THC from marijuana.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported responding to the call at about 5:19 p.m. Wednesday in the 7300 block of Hesperia Avenue. The fire was "quickly extinguished" by the first arriving firefighter, says the LAFD.

The blaze, however, revealed "suspicious contents" in the garage, and an investigation uncovered the marijuana, and police say the person on scene had been in the process of extracting the THC when the fire was sparked, according to ABC7. Narcotics Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating.

The unidentified person present in the garage suffered minor burns and was taken to a local hospital in fair condition, says the LAFD.