Cannabis farm sparks blaze

cannabis farm
cannabis farm

POLICE are investigating after a drug farm was discovered during a house blaze.

Crews were called to Alfred Street, in Swinley, at 10pm on Saturday, after reports of a fire.

As firefighters from Wigan entered the building they discovered a large quantity of cannabis.

No-one was in the house at the time.

The blaze was caused by the lighting which was used to cultivate the plants.

Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the flames.

The fire caused extensive damage to the house.

A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police confirmed that enquiries were ongoing and no-one has yet been arrested.