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Cannabis plants worth £195,000 found after Airdrie fire

An illegal cannabis farm has been discovered following a house fire in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were called to the property in Clark Street at about 0905 GMT on Saturday.

Police were called after more than 500 cannabis plants - with an estimated street value of £195,000 - were found.

Inquiries are continuing to trace those responsible. Police said this was the third major cannabis cultivation to be found in the area in recent months.

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