Firefighters Find Dozens Of Marijuana Plants While Putting Out Blaze At Vacant Building In BrooklynPosted by On


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several firefighters made an alarming discovery Saturday while putting out a fire in Brooklyn.

They found what’s believed to be an illegal pot factory inside a vacant building in Cypress Hills.

Authorities discovered a suspected marijuana grow house in a vacant building in Brooklyn when a fire broke out on Oct. 17, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD officers carried clear evidence bags of the building Saturday afternoon. Inside the bags appeared to be marijuana plants. There were so many, they filled up a police van, and officers had to make several trips.

The plants were found after the Fulton Street building caught fire. Police say no one was inside the building and no injuries were reported.

Fire officials believe they already know what they’re dealing with.

“The marshals are here on scene right now because it’s being investigated as a possible marijuana grow house,” said Fred Schaaf, deputy assistant chief of the FDNY.

Authorities say the fire was on…

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