Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 | 11:45 p.m.
Up in smoke
A marijuana grow house was discovered in the southwest Las Vegas Valley Tuesday night after the home caught fire, Clark County fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire around 9 p.m. in the 5300 block of Isabel Cove Avenue, near Robindale Road and Jones Boulevard. They arrived to find smoke billowing from the roof of the two-story home.
When they went inside, they discovered what appeared to be a marijuana grow house with lights and wires running throughout the second floor, officials said. The fire was located in an upstairs bedroom and extinguished 15 minutes later.
Metro Police narcotics officers were called to investigate the home along with a Clark County Fire Arson investigator. There was no one home at the time of the fire, officials said.
The fire was contained to the second floor of the home and caused about $100,000 in damage, officials said. The cause of the fire is also under investigation.