Cannabis Farm Fire Costs Landlord £10,000 in Repairs

A Hull landlord has been left with a £10,000 bill after a fire broke out at a property being used as a cannabis farm.

The Hull Daily Mail reported that a fire broke out at the property in Ryde Street last Tuesday morning. One person was taken to hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation.

The landlord, who didn’t want to be named, says he is assessing the damage.

He told the Hull Daily Mail: “An initial estimate is that the damage amounts to about £10,000. That’s quite a basic figure and it could be more once the builder assesses it properly. There is fire damage to the back bedroom and smoke damage throughout the rest of the flat.

“Fortunately, the tenant in the upstairs flat was bright enough to keep all the doors closed, so that has escaped any damage at all. But it will be quite some time before the flat is habitable again.”

The fire prompted Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to issue a warning that those cultivating the plants are putting the lives of their neighbours at risk, as well as their own.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by an electrical fault, relating to the cultivation of cannabis.

Humberside Police confirmed a man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and released on police bail.