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Fire crews tackle blaze at Dudley cannabis farm

By Jordan Reynolds | Dudley | Crime | Published:

More than a dozen firefighters tackled a blaze at a cannabis farm in the Black Country.

Firefighters at the scene

Three fire crews were called to Occupation Street in Dudley at 7.30pm yesterday.

About 80 per cent of the house was affected by smoke, the fire service said.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We got a call at 7.30pm yesterday to a property in Occupation Street in Dudley.

"We sent three crews to the scene, one from Dudley, one from Brierley Hill and a brigade response vehicle from Brierley Hill, 13 firefighters in total.

Some of the items recovered from the house

"The fire engine got to the scene in just over two minutes.

"The stop message came through at 9.22pm. It was a fire in a two-storey property.

"It looks like 25 per cent of the property was affected by the fire with 80 per cent of it damaged by smoke.

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"Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus and the electrics was isolated.

"We handed the incident over to the police as it's believed to be a cannabis factory.

"We left the scene at about 9.30pm. The cause of the fire was accidental."

Deb Edmonds, spokeswoman for West Midlands Police, said: "Enquiries continue."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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