Police say that three-alarm fire in a Yonkers apartment building yesterday morning was caused by a marijuana grow house. The Journal News reports, "Twenty-four people, 12 adults and 12 children, from 11 families, including the unidentified suspect, were left homeless following the three-alarm blaze at 81 Van Cortlandt Park Ave."
The fire occurred on the third floor. Cops believe that the electrical system for the suspect's pot farm malfunctioned. Witnesses said they saw marijuana plants being removed.
The fire was reported at 8:25 a.m.—firefighters who were passing by noticed smoke coming from the building, as well as a little girl banging on a window. The suspect is in custody.
In July, another pot grow house was smoked out in Yonkers.