ROXBURY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- After a fire on Wyoming Street in Roxbury Friday evening, police discovered a marijuana growing operation inside the home.
The fire department responded to 10 Wyoming St. at approximately 11 p.m. Friday evening to extinguish the blaze, according to Boston Lt. Det. Robert Merner. Two firefighters were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, the Boston Fire Department's Twitter page said. One had a leg injury and laceration after jumping from the roof to the second floor and the other had debris in his eye.
While investigating the fire, firefighters and police discovered a "sophisticated marijuana growing operation." The operation had an irrigation, heating and watering system, all on electric timers, Merner said. Police began securing the evidence Saturday, which they said included adult marijuana plants and harvested marijuana.
"I think we have over 100 plants, we are still in the process of taking them out and counting them," Merner said.
In total, police collected 176 plants as evidence.
The street value of the plants could be somewhere between $750,000 and $1 million, according to Merner.
"We've come across a number of these grow operations this is one of the largest one I've come across here in Boston, this many plants, this size, this magnitude," he said.
The investigations into both the growing operation and the fire are ongoing. Damages from the fire were estimated to be $500,000, police said, and the arson squad of the Boston Fire Department was investigating.
So far, no arrests have been made.