Words by Joshua Smith
FOUR fire engines were called to Plasnewydd Place on Arran Road, Roath today after a fire broke out at a suspected cannabis farm.
The fire services were called to the property at 10.18am to tackle the fire, which is said to have started in a bedroom because of a failure to the artificial lighting required to grow the illegal drugs.
Smoke was seen coming out of the second floor window and the fire service responded with four firemen with breathing equipment as well as two hoses.
Firemen had to force an entry into the property and it was deemed that the fire had started on the first floor.
“I saw smoke coming from the building but the fire services got it all under control very quickly,” said Peter Sullivan, 69, of Arran Road.
Another eyewitness said: “Four police vans came and I saw them taking cannabis plants and lighting equipment out of the property. I don’t know who lives there but I know it’s a rented property.”
The fire services have stated that all persons are accounted for and there are no casualties. They said that the fire was started by accident but have no further information at this time.
This comes after police cracked down on nine cannabis factories worth millions of pounds in Cathays in recent months.