Yeovil drug factory fire cause of road chaos in town centre
A house fire that caused rush hour traffic chaos in Yeovil was started when a drugs factory burst into flames.
Police discovered the huge cannabis farm in Sherborne Road on the A30 around 4pm yesterday when black smoke was billowing out of the roof of a three-bedroom house.
A haul of more than 150 plants with a street value in excess of £100,000 was uncovered inside the property.
The road was closed off and brought the roads around Yeovil to gridlock.
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Police said that a dangerous electric setup caused the fire and that no one had been arrested.
For full details, reaction and exclusive pictures, see this Thursday's Western Gazette.