Fire destroys roof of house due to cannabis being grown inside

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Police have found a cannabis farm inside a suburban house which caught fire last night.

The roof of the semi-detached property on Lime Tree Crescent in Kippax was destroyed in the blaze.

Nobody was inside the house when emergency services arrived.

West Yorkshire Police said:- “We were called by the fire service at 12:27am to a report of the roof of a house on fire in Lime Tree Crescent, Kippax, due to a cannabis-growing set-up.

“No-one was in the property at the time amd it has been made safe for scene examination.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the production of cannabis.”