House fire leads to discovery of pot growing operation

January 5, 2010 4:49:13 PM PST
Alameda County officials say a house fire in Castro Valley revealed a marijuana growing operation across the street from an elementary school.

The fire broke out just before 7 a.m. at a two-story home on Lake Chabot Road, across from Chabot Elementary School.

When firefighters went into the home, they found pot plants in the second floor bedrooms and the garage.

Deputies are now investigating the pot operation.