Raw video & fireground audio: Port Carbon, PA house fire with pot growing operation.

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Above is video and fireground audio from  of a fire on Wednesday in Port Carbon, Pennsylania (Schuylkill County).


A power overload in an apartment building which contained a marijuana growing operation left four people homeless Wednesday morning after a fire broke out shortly before 7 a.m.

More than 75 marijuana plants, fertilizer, an elaborate irrigation system and lighting system were removed from the second floor apartment at 233 Coal St


Dean Vermeersch, 53, from Port Carbon faces drug charges and is accused of putting people in danger.

The fire marshal said an electrical overload between the first and second floor of the home caused the fire.

Investigators believe some of the equipment used in the marijuana operation was connected to the outlet.