Cannabis farm sparks Middlesbrough house fire

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Image caption The cannabis farm was found following a fire

A cannabis farm being cultivated in a Middlesbrough house led to a fire, police said.

Firefighters were called to a property on fire in Falmouth Street on Monday evening. They alerted police when plants with an estimated street value of £150,000 were discovered.

The fire was found to have been caused by unsafe wiring bypassing the electricity meter.

Cleveland Police warned that such actions could put lives at risk.

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