PORTLAND -- A body and a marijuana grow operation were found inside a burning house in North Portland Friday evening.
Fire crews got to the home in the 6200 block of N. Concord just after 7 p.m. and found that flames had fully engulfed the basement and were moving throughout the house, according to Fire Bureau spokesman Paul Corah. Investigators said one person died in the blaze.
He was later identified as 41-year-old Jason Ross Brown. His official cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide poisoning.
Fire officials said Brown had a medical marijuana card, but was growing marijuana in excess of the legal limits inside the home.
A neighbor told KGW Saturday that Brown was up front about growing medical marijuana, and added that there was never any suspicious activity around the home.
The cause of the fire was being investigated. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was assisting in the investigation.