Pot Growing Operation Found At Buffalo Fire

March 3, 2011 Updated Mar 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

March 3, 2011 Updated Mar 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The cause of a two alarm fire remains under investigation at a home at 774 Auburn Avenue in Buffalo, that spread to the house next door.

In a unique twist, a pot growing operation was discovered at the residence while firefighters fought the blaze. Buffalo Police confirm with Eyewitness News that narcotics was called to the scene to investigate.

All the occupants of the Auburn Avenue homes escaped without injury, and no firefighters were hurt.

Firefighter Don McFeely told Eyewitness News, "On arrival here, we had heavy fire on the first floor on the east side of the building, and it was licking up the side of the house at 776. Within a couple of seconds it's into the attic of the exposure building and moving fast."

The damage to the structures is estimated to be hundreds of thousands of dollars.