Lowell firefighters are currently working at a house fire at 40 St. Paul Street. Engine 7 reported smoke showing from the roof on arrival, and firefighters found fire in the walls of the house. The fire is now through the roof of the building. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
UPDATE: At 11:00 AM, command reports the fire is under control. Companies will remain on scene overhauling the building.
UPDATE: Lowell Firefighters investigating the house after the fire discovered a large-scale marijuana growing operation in the basement and one of the bedrooms of the house. The operation was sophisticated, including a water filtering system, fluorescent grow lights, and a generator to supply electric power. 50 pounds of marijuana were discovered inside, estimated to be worth approximately $150,000. The homeowner, Angel Luna, was charged with trafficking in marijuana in a school zone.