Harwich: Suspected cannabis factory sparks blaze

POLICE officers are investigating an alleged cannabis factory after a flat fire in Harwich.

Firefighters were called to West Street in Harwich after the fire alarm was triggered shortly after 7.20pm.

Two crews from Dovercourt discovered a fire in a ground-floor flat.

The flat appeared to have been used as a cannabis factory, a spokesman for the brigade said.

He said the flat was heavily smoke logged and firefighters used breathing equipment to tackle the flames which was under control by 7.40pm.

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Police officers were called and a joint police and fire service investigation is to be carried out to establish the cause of the blaze.

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