A HOUSE that went up in flames in Sydney’s southwest overnight was being used to grow hydroponic cannabis, police say.
Firefighters were called to the Ord Place home at Leumeah after smoke was seen coming from the property just before 11pm on Saturday.
Upon entering the house to extinguish the blaze, crews allegedly discovered a hydroponic cannabis crop growing inside.
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Firefighters were forced to pull back until the power was disconnected to the site and it was safe to enter.
The property was declared a crime scene and placed under police guard overnight before it was forensically examined this morning.
Once the crime scene has been processed, police said officers would begin estimating the value of the cannabis.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Campbelltown Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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