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Tyler Police Investigate Marijuana Grow Room

November 28, 2017

Tyler Police Investigate Marijuana Grow Room

Tyler Firefighters notified Tyler Police that they discovered a marijuana grow room that was located in the front duplex of the structure that caught on fire at 1004 W. 31st Street.

Investigators responded to the scene and seized approximately 100 marijuana plants, special grow lights and items related to the operation.  Investigators are looking into the ownership of the grow operation for future prosecution.         




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For Immediate Release
November 27, 2017

Tyler Firefighters respond to structure fire
Tyler Firefighters responded to a structure at 1004 W 31st at approximately 7:20 this morning.  Three Engines, a Ladder Truck, a District Chief, and an Investigator were dispatched.

Upon arrival the first unit reported light smoke coming from the duplex and made entry to find the mattress in the bedroom on fire.  The fire was quickly extinguished leaving moderate fire and smoke damage to the bedroom and light smoke damage throughout the unit.

There was one resident at home during the fire.  He woke to find his bedroom full of smoke and a fire on the floor beside his bed. He poured water on the fire thinking he had extinguished it and left to go to his parents while the smoke cleared out. 

Investigators believe the fire was caused by candles placed beside the bed for lighting.  The candles caught the carpet on fire which spread to the mattress.  No injuries were reported.


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