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Man arrested in Elk Grove pot grow fire

Zhang Hu
Zhang Hu Elk Grove Police Department

Elk Grove police said Friday they arrested a man in connection with a marijuana grow operation discovered in a burning house early Thursday.

Cosumnes Community Services District firefighters discovered the grow operation in several rooms on the second floor of the home on the 6700 block of Springridge Way. . The case was turned over to Elk Grove police, who executed a search warrant and arrested Zhang Hu, 66.

The police found more than 100 marijuana plants and processed marijuana. Three other people were contacted in the course of the investigation, but no one else has been arrested at this time.

No one was injured in the fire. Cosumnes fire officials determined the cause of the fire was related to an electrical problem with the grow operation.

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