Police are investigating an apparent marijuana growing operation discovered early Monday after a fire at a tire shop in central Fresno.
Lt. Joe Gomez said Fresno firefighters asked police to assist with traffic control after the fire was reported about 2:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Blackstone Avenue.
Between 50 and 100 plants were found in a room where the fire started, Gomez said. The fire may have been caused by marijuana growing lights, Gomez said. Officers were seeking a search warrant to investigate and also are looking for the shop’s owner.