Fire breaks out in house used for criminal activity

RCMP located a major marijuana grow operation Wednesday in Westsyde and then this morning (Thursday) discovered the house ablaze.

Officers also recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property in the same house. The goods came from at least three recent residential break and enters and included electronics, power tools and numerous firearms.

There was no word on whether all the stolen goods were taken from the house before the fire, which is being investigated as suspicious, erupted at 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Gas and power had been turned off Wednesday afternoon at the house in the 4300 Block Westsyde Road.

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