Richmond Fire Hazardous Materials team called to illegal grow house

Richmond illegal marijuana grow house uncovered Wednesday
Photos courtesy of the Richmond Firefighters Local 188

An illegal marijuana grow house was uncovered in the area of 3rd Street and Macdonald Avenue Wednesday afternoon, leading to a response from the Richmond Fire Hazardous Materials team.

RFD’s Engine 67 responded to the call about the home and discovered it was a grow house. The hazardous materials crew was summoned after potentially hazardous chemicals were found, although thoroughly tested samples proved the liquids were non-hazardous, according to a Facebook post by Richmond Firefighters Local 188.

Richmond police took over the scene and investigation. No further details were immediately available.