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PD: Hartford man arrested after firefighters find 20 marijuana plants in home

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Vincente Santiago was arrested after these items were found in his home. (Hartford Police Department) Vincente Santiago was arrested after these items were found in his home. (Hartford Police Department)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A 32-year-old man was arrested after police said 20 marijuana plants were found in a Hartford home following a fire on Wednesday morning.

Vincente Santiago, of Hartford, was charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, drug factory and possession within 1500 feet of a school.

His arrest comes after firefighters located marijuana in a home at 180 Bonner St. around 11:45 a.m.

Police said authorities found what was believed to be a marijuana grow in the master bedroom of the home as well as the basement.

Besides the marijuana plants, police located grow lights, timers, liquid plant food, thermometer and one grow cabinet.

When Santiago arrived at the home, police said he was arrested around 3:30 p.m.

The Hartford Fire Department determined that the fire in the rear bedroom on the second floor was not caused by the marijuana operation.

Thomas E. Leconche with the Hartford Fire Department said they have determined the cause of the fire to be "an overloaded power strip." 

There were no injuries to firefighters or any residents, authorities said. However, three adults and several pets were displaced by the fire.

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