Twenty-six marijuana plants were seized by the Marion Police Department after firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday around noon, according to Marion Fire Department reports.
No occupants were in the home at 1524 W. Second St. in Marion when firefighters arrived around 11:15 a.m. At least four fire engines were dispatched to the scene, with first units arriving within three minutes.
Heavy smoke was spotted by firefighters coming out of the second-story of the home upon arrival.
The marijuana plants were discovered in the upstairs of the residence. Marion Police Department is in possession of the plants for processing and destruction.
Marion Police Department Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey said his department will be following up with the investigation from the fire department.
Marion Fire Department Marshal Brad Myers said the fire was determined to be electrical in nature.
No injuries were reported, according to a press release from MFD.
Fire Engine 2 and Fire Engine 2 were first on scene and initiated fire suppression, search as well as water supply. Myers reported that Engine 4 and Fire 3 also assisted with the house fire.
Marion General Hospital EMS arrived on scene for medical standby, officials say.
All units cleared the scene by approximately 1 p.m.