POLICE are investigating after firefighters uncovered a sophisticated cannabis crop growing inside an unoccupied house at Ryde, in Sydney’s north-west.
Fire crews were called to extinguish a small kitchen fire at the Bidgee Street home just after 9am on Saturday when they made the discovery.
Police were called to conduct a subsequent inspection of the scene, during which they allegedly found more than 100 cannabis plants being grown hydroponically throughout the rest of the building.
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Detectives are still trying to locate those responsible for the hydroponic set-up.
Anyone with any information that may assist with the police investigation is urged to come forward.
An investigation is also underway to determine the cause of the blaze.