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Man, 41, arrested after cannabis farm in loft causes Denton house fire

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have confirmed that the cause of the Denton fire on Saturday, April 27, was from a cannabis farm in the loft.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the production of a cannabis plant and abstracting electricity after firefighters spent five and a half hours tackling the blaze on Wordsworth Road this weekend.

He has since been released on bail.

One male was evacuated from the semi-detached property just before midnight and was the only person in the property at the time. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it used a nine metre ladder and two hose reels to extinguish the fire and make the area safe.

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