Firefighters called to cannabis farm blaze

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis following a fire at a house in Aspull.

Firefighters were called to the address on St Elizabeth’s Road just after midnight on Thursday.

The scene of a fire at house on St Elizabeth's Road, Aspull

The scene of a fire at house on St Elizabeth's Road, Aspull

Crews from Wigan and Hindley found the inside roof space of the semi-detached property ablaze and flames spreading to the house next door, which forced a young woman and child to evacuate their home.

Firefighters and officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) discovered a cannabis farm in one of the bedrooms and the occupant of the house was taken into custody for questioning.

Investigation teams visited the scene on Thursday morning.