Police investigate “suspicious” fire at a Burleigh Heads hydroponic lab

Police are investigating a “suspicious” fire at a Burleigh Heads hydroponic lab.

The blaze started early this morning, with officers attending the industrial building on Rothcote Court around 7:45 AM.

Once the structure was deemed safe, police began investigating the property and discovered a hydroponic cannabis laboratory operating in the roof of the rented shed.


Locals were alerted to the blaze by plumes of smoke coming from the building.

Witnesses told Newscorp they could hear dripping in the moments leading up to the fire and that the air around that area was “a little off”.

Police are continuing their investigations and anyone with information is urged to contact officers.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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