KINGMAN AVE — Two people were slightly injured Thursday morning during a fire at a three-story home in Santa Monica where some marijuana plants were found, public safety officials said.

The fire was reported at 6:43 a.m. at a home in the 700 block of Kingman Avenue, said Sgt. Jay Trisler with the Santa Monica Police Department.

Two people suffered minor injuries in the blaze, which took a little over an hour to extinguish. The fire is believed to have started in the basement of the home and spread to the roof, where some leaves and debris had accumulated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A source said the cause may have been a lighting system used to grow the marijuana.

Charges are not likely to be filed since the residents had a prescription for medical marijuana and may have been growing the pot for their personal use, Trisler said.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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