A house near 55th Ave W and 242nd St SW caught fire Saturday night when a hot plate was apparently left on. The occupant of the home reported that two dogs died in the fire.
Damage was mostly isolated to the kitchen and the attic but there was smoke and heat damage throughout the house. No other structures were damaged.
During the initial sweep of the house, Mountlake Terrace Police found a significant marijuana grow in the home.
After detectives were called out and a search warrant was obtained, over two hundred plants were located and seized.
According to Commander Hansen the occupant of the home did show some medical marijuana documentation but Hansen said it appears that the amount of marijuana in the home was well above the 60-day supply that is allowed.