A man and a woman were arrested after a fire broke out at pot-growing operation in a six-story commercial building in downtown Los Angeles, the Fire Department said Friday.
Firefighters were called to 421 E. Sixth St. (map) about 8:15 p.m. Thursday and found flames showing from a third-floor window.
The blaze was confined to an occupied 1,500 square-foot warehouse that had been partially converted to a living space, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in a blog post Friday.
One hundred firefighters put out the flames in 14 minutes, the post stated. Hazardous materials crews determined the scene, in a commercial structure in the Skid Row neighborhood, was safe.
Two people were arrested, according to the post: an adult male on suspicion of arson and cultivating marijuana plants, and an adult female on a warrant.
Damage was estimated at $1,500, with more than $1.5 million “saved,” according to LAFD.
The Fire Department’s Arson Section and Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigators were working on the case.