ROSENDALE — A chimney fire at a Rosendale home on Jan. 6 led firefighters and police to a marijuana operation that turned up 12 pounds of pot, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office said.

Members of the Rosendale Fire Department responded to a fire at a home on Main Street that was reported by resident Vance Riley about 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

The fire was extinguished without causing any damage or injuries.

While inside the home, firefighters found an indoor marijuana growing and processing operation and reported it to Rosendale police.

After obtaining a search warrant, police found about 12 pounds of marijuana, a rifle, a shotgun, peripheral equipment for growing marijuana, packaging material and records, according to the release.

Police estimated the marijuana was worth about $10,000, according to the release.

Riley was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony. He was arraigned in Rosendale Justice Court and sent to the Ulster County Jail without bail.

Detectives from the Ulster Sheriff's Office and investigators with the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement and Narcotics Team, or URGENT, assisted with the incident.