Brighton fire: House fire confirmed as cannabis farm

A terraced house where a fire broke out last night was being used as a cannabis farm, police have confirmed.

The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning around 1am on The Highway, just off Lewes Road, Brighton.

Sussex Police have confirmed that between 50 and 100 cannabis plants were found at the home along with growing equipment.

A passerby described “smoke from two chimneys” and alerted the emergency services.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Firefighters alerted police after they discovered a suspected cannabis farm while fighting a fire at a house in Brighton.

“Officials were called to the highway at 1:29 am Tuesday, December 13 after 50-100 crops and their associated attachments were spotted.

“Anyone with information is asked to report online or 101 quoting serial number 57 dated 12/13. to call Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously online or on 0800 555 111.”

The Argus: A smashed window on the houseA broken window at the house (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Services were on site with four fire engines.

Firefighters asked people to avoid the area.

Power to the building was lost and crews cut down parts of the building and steamed it down.

No injuries were reported. Brighton fire: House fire confirmed as cannabis farm

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