Oct. 31–ANAHEIM — A fire at a former marijuana dispensary was quickly extinguished Tuesday night, Oct. 30, with firefighters discovering what they initially thought was a marijuana honey-oil-extraction lab.
Smoke was reported coming from a one-story commercial building at Euclid Street and Cris Avenue at around 9:24 p.m., said Sgt. Daron Wyatt, spokesman for Anaheim’s fire and police departments.
“When units actually tried to force entry, they discovered fortifications to the doors and the windows,” Wyatt said. “When they got inside, they saw a small fire.”
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and discovered what first appeared to be a honey-oil-extraction lab. But Wyatt said that upon further investigation it was not a lab. The supplies found inside, such as propane tanks, were leftover from the shuttered marijuana dispensary.
The building had been visited multiple times before by authorities because they determined the business was illegal.
“This location has been shut down several times,” Wyatt said. “We shut them down again, red-tagged it, took some people to jail but they continue to go back and operate these facilities. They’re illegal.”
Nobody was inside the structure at the time, and no injuries were reported.
Police went to the scene Tuesday night to begin an investigation. It was unclear what caused the start of the fire.
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