Man With Hose Rebuffs Firefighters, Says 'We Got This'

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011  |  Updated 10:45 AM CDT
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Man With Hose Rebuffs Firefighters, Says 'We Got This'

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Texas firefighters who refused to be waved away by people outside a burning house extinguished the blaze, then found a marijuana operation inside.

San Leon Assistant Fire Chief Scott Lyons says a man with a water hose, standing in the driveway, was saying "Man, we got it. We got it."

Lyons told the Galveston County Daily News that the caretakers locked the place and would not let firefighters near the structure Saturday night.

Firefighters put a ladder to the second-story porch and went in anyway. Lyons says marijuana paraphernalia was everywhere. More than 100 plants were seized.

Deputies detained a suspect, who allegedly returned to try to destroy the drugs.

The cause of the electrical fire is sought.

San Leon is 30 miles southeast of Houston.

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