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Police investigating after hydroponic set-up located at house fire - Merrylands

Saturday, 06 November 2021 03:53:20 AM

Police are appealing for public assistance as they investigate a sophisticated hydroponic set-up, which was located following a house fire in Merrylands overnight.

About 12.10am today (Saturday 6 November 2021), officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command were called to reports of a house fire on Barbara Crescent, Merrylands.

On arrival, police located the house well alight.

NSW Fire & Rescue officers extinguished the fire a short time later; however, significant damage was caused to the house.

No one was located in the premises.

Police and NSW Fire & Rescue officers inspected the damaged house and located a sophisticated hydroponic cannabis setup.

A crime scene has been established and investigations into the incident continue.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward and contact Merrylands Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.