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Surprise! Firefighters Responding to Smoke Find Nearly 1,000 Pot Plants

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It's almost always bad news for pot growers when authorities are called to their homes, even if it's actually to protect and serve, and one Rosemead homeowner just learned this the hard way.

Firefighters arrived at a house in the 4400 block of Lee Circle at about 7:00 p.m. last night after reports of smoke coming from the building, according to the Pasadena Star-News. When they arrived, they discovered a small electrical fire in the garage...along with between 800 and 1,000 pot plants inside the home, which had been "converted into a marijuana farm," says the News.

In addition to the plants, deputies discovered irrigation and lighting systems.

The case is being investigated, and no arrests have yet been made.