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Fire crews discover suspected cannabis plants in Keady house blaze

Police investigating a house fire in Keady last night (Sunday, December 29) during which a number of suspected cannabis plants were discovered are appealing for information.

Police were called by the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service to the report of a fire in the Annvale Green area of Keady just after 10pm.

When police arrived at the scene smoke from the fire at the house had spread to a neighbouring property.

Inspector Gary Moore said: “Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries.”

He added: “Upon further examination, a number of suspected cannabis plants were discovered inside the property where the fire was. The cause of the blaze is now under investigation.

“Fortunately, we are not dealing with any reports of any serious injuries, or worse today, as we head towards the New Year.

“I want to appeal to anyone who has been in this area recently and noticed any suspicious activity, or anyone who can help us with our investigation to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1195 of 30/12/18.”

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

The fire was dealt with by NIFRS at 11.20pm.

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