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Deputies search for people who ran Kissimmee grow house that caught fire

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Osceola County deputies are looking for the tenants they said used a home in a gated Kissimmee neighborhood as a grow house.

Investigators discovered marijuana plants inside a house at Berkeley drive in the Remington subdivision after it caught on fire Thursday.

Channel 9's Racquel Asa learned the Sheriff's Office got a tip about the house days before the fire.

Carolyn Schwinn and Mike Harvey were cleaning a rental house next door to the home when they noticed two men and a woman loading large black trash bags into the back of two cars in the driveway.

They said they didn't think anything of it, and the people seemed friendly.

“They were just pulling them out of the house and loading them in the back of the truck, and one of the gentlemen said hello and waved,” Harvey said.  

On Friday there was still potting soil and fertilizer in the home’s driveway, along with sticks used to hold up plants.

Investigators found an advanced electrical wiring system set up in the grow house, which they believe led to the fire.

They said two 6-foot marijuana plants and 20 to 30 planters were also in the home.