WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S POT
By TATIANA DELIGIANNAKIS and BARRY PETCHESKY, NY POST
Blaze it up!
A small electrical fire outside a home in Queens led firemen and cops to find a marijuana farm of more than 200 plants in the basement.
The Fire Department was called to Bleecker Street in Ridgewood on Friday night to check out burning wires in a utility pole, and needed access to the nearest home - which turned out to be a pot den.
The green-thumbed occupant of the house reluctantly let them inside, but was clear headed enough to get out of Dodge before cops arrived.
Before firefighters found the stash, the man said he had a "medical emergency" and took off, police said.
Firemen then found three illegal propane tanks and a jungle's worth of weed.
They informed the police who yesterday needed 217 large garbage bags to haul away the crazy crop.
Investigators are still looking for the home's occupants, who will be facing serious drug charges.
Before the fire, the wannabe botanists had rarely left the house, said neighbor Lucas Gudewicz.
"I don't even know who actually lives there, but I've seen 20 different people coming and going," he said.
The article is about 61-20 Bleecker Street in Ridgewood.