House fire near Wrexham uncovers suspected cannabis factory

A suspected cannabis factory was found in the wake of a house fire near Wrexham.

The blaze is believed to have started in the roof of a house in Market Street, Rhosllanerchrugog, just before 06:00 BST on Wednesday.

It spread to the roofs of adjoining terraced houses and took until nearly 09:30 BST to put out.

Investigators found a number cannabis plants following the fire, which forced neighbours to leave their homes.

No-one was injured and police and the fire service have launched a joint investigation into the fire and the discovery of the cannabis.

A spokeswoman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there was fire and smoke damage to the loft and first floor and minor damage to a ceiling on the ground floor.

Anyone with information about the cannabis plants is asked to call North Wales Police.

Fire crews in Market Street Crews were called to the scene early on Wednesday
Fire crews in Market Street
Fire crews in Market Street
Fire crews in Market Street

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