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Apple Valley firefighters respond to house fire and discover marijuana grow house

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District battled an early morning house fire Friday.

At about 2:00 am, on June 22, 2018, firefighters responded to an outside investigation in the 10800 block of Lancelet Road and upon arrival located a structure with a working attic fire.

All occupants were reported to be out and safe.

Fire crews made an initial attack which included vertical ventilation on the roof. “This allows the superheated smoke and gasses out of the structure improving conditions inside for the working interior crews,” stated fire officials.

According to radio traffic reports, the fire was caused by electrical lines coming from underneath the ground and into the house prompting firefighters to issue a life-hazard alert.

Southern California Edison was requested to respond to the scene.

Based on preliminary reports, the structure was possibly being utilized as a marijuana grow house. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Joy Ballinger told Victor Valley News, Apple Valley Station Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene, however, the investigation is being handled by sheriff’s specialized investigations. No further information was available at the time of this article.

The official cause of the fire remains under investigation. Please check back for updates

Medic Truck 336 on the roof performing vertical ventilation. (photo courtesy of Apple Valley Fire Protection District/ Facebook)

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