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Three quizzed after cannabis found during Brighton fire
9:00am Thursday 5th April 2012 in News
Three men were last night being questioned by police after a cannabis factory was discovered by firefighters.
An electrical fire broke out in the front bedroom of a house in Bevendean Crescent, Brighton, shortly after 7.30am yesterday.
The flames spread to another bedroom, damaging both rooms.
When crews brought the fire under control they found 30 cannabis plants.
An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they and Sussex Police were investigating the incident.
A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the house by fire crews shortly before 8am.
She said: “A small electrical fire was discovered in one of the rooms and quickly extinguished.
“About 30 plants were recovered from the premises and scenes-of-crime officers remain at the scene.” Three men aged 51, 45 and 44 were arrested and taken in for questioning on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.