ANTIOCH -- A fire Thursday at a home on Whitetail Drive is being called suspicious after officers found roughly 1,100 marijuana plants inside, a police department spokesman said.

Firefighters responded to the 2300 block around 11:50 a.m. and were quickly able to extinguish a small fire that started in an electrical box, said Antioch Sgt. Anthony Morefield.

No one was inside the home at the time of the fire, but crews found marijuana plants and called police to investigate.

Investigators ultimately took 1,100 plants from the home, along with marijuana cultivation equipment, Morefield added.

Anyone with information regarding the case can call Detective Koch with the Antioch Police Department at 925-779-6895.

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