CO: Firefighters Tackling Carson Midway Fire Stumble Across Illegal Marijuana Grow

Photo Credit: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Firefighters tackling the 3,300-acre Carson Midway Fire stumbled across more than 100 marijuana plants Saturday at an illegal grow house.

At 6 p.m. that night, Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence and El Paso County Sherriff deputies searched the building, which is located in a rural area south of Fort Carson, and seized the plants, according to the sheriff’s office. Most of the plants were in the flowering stage and ready for harvest.

The sheriff’s office said no arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.

The Carson Midway Fire was contained on Sunday. It first started Friday, spreading quickly due to the wind and forcing the evacuation of at least 250 homes.