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Firefighters battle blaze at suspected cannabis factory in Wimbledon – South London News

Firefighters battle blaze at suspected cannabis factory in Wimbledon – South London News
Firefighters battle blaze at suspected cannabis factory in Wimbledon – South London News

The roof of the two-storey building in Bakers End was destroyed by the fire. There were no reports of injuries, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Firefighters were called at around 5.30pm and the fire was under control by 7pm. Crews from Wimbledon, New Malden and Mitcham fire stations attended the scene.

The fire was probably caused by an unsafe electrical installation in a cannabis factory.

A spokesperson for the LFB said: “Fires in cannabis factories can be particularly dangerous because of the way criminals use unsafe wiring to illegally obtain electricity to grow the plants.

“They are often located on upper floors or in attics. If a fire breaks out, it spreads quickly. Roofs are destroyed and adjacent buildings are damaged.

“Firefighters may also be at risk when fighting fires due to poor wiring and traps in some locations.

“It is important that people know the key signs and inform the police so that they can act quickly to prevent these dangerous fires from occurring.”

(Photo: LFB)



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