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$660K grow-op uncovered in Home St. blaze

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Three homes were damaged in a Home St. blaze early Saturday morning.

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Three homes were damaged in a Home St. blaze early Saturday morning. Photo Store

A blaze in Winnipeg's West End that caused substantial damage to three homes also uncovered a significant marijuana grow-op.

In one of the three residences in the 500 block of Home Street that were affected by the blaze, officials discovered the operation. Police obtained a search warrant, seizing 591 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $661,920, as well as grow operation equipment valued at $12,000.00.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.

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