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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A man whose Tampa home caught fire Friday night is now facing drug charges after Hillsborough deputies say fire crews found marijuana in the house.

Antonio Rivero, 29, lives at 3511 Libby Loop.  Around 4:15 PM on Friday, Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire at his home.  Investigators say it sounded like fireworks or ammunition was exploding inside.

After the flames were out, a Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spokesperson says crews found marijuana and grow lights in a bedroom. 

Rivero is facing numerous drug charges, as well as a charge of child neglect.  The circumstances surrounding that charge are not clear.

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