12 Apr, 2021 @ 11:03
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Homeowners on Spain’s Costa Blanca ran away after indoor marijuana farm goes up in smoke

Home Owners On Spain's Costa Blanca Ran Away After Indoor Marijuana Farm Catches Fire

AN illegal electricity hook-up to an indoor marijuana farm is believed to have started a house fire in Torrevieja last Saturday(April 10)

Neighbours heard an explosion on Calle Rio Tajo on the Altos del Limonar urbanisation at around 11.30 am.

The bang came from the ground floor of a semi-detached tourist property.

The occupants fled when emergency services arrived and left their dog behind.

A Torrevieja fire crew discovered the blaze came from a room that housed a marijuana plantation.

They believe the fire was almost certainly caused by an overload to one of the cables used to illegally-obtain electricity which powered the room’s light and ventilation system.

The blaze caused major damage to several rooms in the property.

The dog has recovered after being treated by a vet for smoke inhalation.

It’s the fourth incident within a week in the Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa areas of indoor marijuana farms being discovered in domestic houses.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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