Sheffield house fire led to discovery of drug den

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A house fire in Sheffield led to the discovery of a drug den in a city suburb.

Firefighters called out to a roof fire in a house in Providence Road, Walkley, found that the property was being used as a cannabis factory.

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Sergeant Dave Cremin, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This address was being used as a cannabis factory and the set-up clearly caused the fire.

“No fire damage affected neighbouring properties and the cannabis was removed with equipment dismantled. 
“Enquiries continue to try and identify any of the persons responsible for the cultivation.”

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The fire broke out yesterday afternoon.

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Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.