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Roseville, Calif. -At 8:04 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, the Roseville Fire Department responded to a fire in an electrical box next to a house in the 100 block of Glenwood Circle. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood near Washington Boulevard in north central Roseville. After crews had extinguished the fire, they discovered that the unoccupied two-story house was being used for a large-scale marijuana growing operation. The suspects had illegally tapped into electrical lines below the meter, which likely caused the fire.

Roseville Police narcotics investigators searched the house and found a sophisticated marijuana growing operation on the second floor, including irrigation lines, pumps, lights and timers. Officers seized hundreds of  marijuana plants. It appears that the growers came into the house occasionally to tend the operation, but did not live in the house.

Officers are not able to confirm at this time if this operation is related to other marijuana growing operations in the Sacramento region. The case continues under investigation.