Fire breaks out at Southeast Portland marijuana grow business

Firefighters work to put out the flames at a marijuana grow business in Southeast Portland on Tuesday night. (KATU Photo)

There was a large fire response at a marijuana grow business Tuesday night in Southeast Portland.

Fire crews showed up to a warehouse in the 6100 block of Southeast 111th Avenue with smoke pouring out of it around 6:30 p.m.

Because they weren't sure how large the fire was, they called a second alarm. However, firefighters got a handle on it fairly quickly.

The fire broke out in the business's storage and office space, not in the actual grow area.

Firefighters said the fire was caused by a faulty exhaust fan in a bathroom.

It was estimated that the fire caused $60,000 in damage.

No one was injured.

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