A FIRE has revealed yet another cannabis factory in Huddersfield.
Fire crews were called to the back-to-back terraced house on Bradford Road in Hillhouse at 9.20am yesterday and found the cannabis plants growing inside.
The blaze was upstairs and badly damaged both the first floor and attic.
This is the sixth major cannabis-growing operation to be found in the town so far this year and the second discovered after a blaze broke out inside.
The fire at the Fartown house is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault on a dehumidifier.
In January, cannabis was found growing at a house on Manor Street in Newsome after a fire broke out there – and the cultivation was going on in the home next door too.
Det Sgt Anil Shuklar, of Kirklees District Drugs Team, said: "Dozens of plants have been found at the house in Fartown and inquiries are ongoing. No-one has been arrested so far."
In early February police raided flats on St Peter's Street in Huddersfield town centre and found hundreds of plants with a street value of £250,000 under lights and a hydroponic watering system.
It was the biggest cannabis haul ever found in Huddersfield, but a month later a similar-sized cannabis-growing operation was found by officers at a house in Denby Dale and they found a forest of cannabis in every room.
In mid April police found 400 skunk cannabis plants with a street value of well over £100,000 at a terraced home on Wakefield Road at Aspley.
And a couple of weeks later 130 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of about £40,000 were discovered growing at a house on Church Street in Paddock.
Several people have been arrested in connection with the finds – most of them Vietnamese.
Anyone with information about drug dealing or cannabis cultivation should phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.