Garden Grove

A pot nursery goes up in smoke

GARDEN GROVE fire equipment (GGFD photo).

UPDATE: Garden Grove police seized about 140 illegal marijuana plants that were being grown in a building that caught fire on Tuesday morning. According to Sgt. John Olivo of the GGPD, officers obtained a search warrant when firefighters spotted the plants.

An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.


An electrical malfunction is being blamed for a fire Tuesday (today) at a building in Garden Grove being used to grow marijuana, according to Capt. Thanh Nguyen of the Garden Grove Fire Department.

The fire was at 10742 Capital Ave. in Suite 8C1, with the first alarm at 8:04 a.m. The blaze was reported to be “knocked down” four hours later. Additional firefighters were summoned to deal with hazardous materials.

An estimated $100,000 damage to the structure was reported, with an additional loss of $70,000 to contents. No injuries were reported. The building location is northwest of Hazard Avenue and Euclid Street in an industrial area.

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