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Fire destroys 208 St. home
An abandoned house deliberately set on fire was likely once used as a grow-op, investigators from the Township fire department believe.
The department received a call at 1:22 a.m. Monday that the house at 3354 208 St. was on fire, and dispatched crews from Brookswood, Murrayville and Willoughby fire halls.
“It had been a grow-op in the past but there was nothing actually growing at the time of the fire,” said fire department spokesman Bruce Ferguson.
It’s uncertain if the house was insured; Ferguson pegged the damage at $200,000.
“The house was destroyed.”
Fortis had cut off the gas a few days ago, he said, adding that investigators found evidence of recent destruction in an outbuilding, suggesting that another grow-op was being built.