Birch Island blaze reveals marijuana grow op

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police were notified of the find from the June 10 fire. Police destroyed the plants, which had an estimated street value of $10,000.

Police are warning the public that although the fire ban has been lifted, the dry weather conditions pose a risk of forest fires.

Police are continuing their investigation and encourage anybody with any information on this incident to phone UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 705-377-7135 or to contact Crime Stoppers for this or any other crime by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at, or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), starting with the word TIPSUD.