Cannabis grow found inside property after house blaze in Chesterfield

A cannabis grow has been discovered at the scene of a house fire in Chesterfield.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 4:01 pm

Emergency services were called to the blaze on Newbold Road at around 8.52am on Monday, September 27.

Crews from Chesterfield, Staveley, Dronfield and Nottinghamshire’s Mansfield Fire Station attended the scene, while police closed part of the road between the junction with Littlemoor and the junction with Highfield Lane

The road was later reopened at around 1.55pm.

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Emergency services at the scene of the fire on Newbold Road yesterday (September 27)

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Pictures from scene of Chesterfield house blaze as road remains closed

Fire investigators have been able to determine that the blaze was caused by an electrical fault.

Officers from Derbyshire Constabulary are now making further enquiries into the cannabis grow which was found inside the fire-damaged property.

Witnesses have also praised a man who reportedly ‘kicked down the doors’ and went inside the houses along Newbold Road to check if people were inside.

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