Police probe after cannabis found in fire at empty house near Holywell

Published date: 17 January 2014 |
Published by: David Humphreys
Read more articles by David Humphreys


A HOUSE undergoing renovation has been badly damaged by fire.

Fire broke out at the semi-detached property on London Road in Trelawnyd, near Holywell, at 2.15am yesterday.

Police later attended the scene after a number of what are believed to be cannabis plants were discovered.

Fire crews from Rhyl and Prestatyn were called to tackle the flames, which left the currently unoccupied house with 100 per cent smoke damage and 50 per cent fire damage.

The loft space of a nearby property was also smoke-damaged.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was started accidentally and was not being treated as suspicious.

One resident, who did not wish to be named and who lives near the house, said: “Nobody’s been seen at that house for ages. It’s been empty for a while. Whoever owns it has been doing it up but we never tend to see anyone there.”

The fire alarm in the home next to the affected property went off, causing the owners to alert emergency services.

Emergency services say one person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene but did not need to be taken to hospital.

Police investigators were at the scene yesterday morning, inspecting the damage alongside fire officers.

A police spokesman said: “At 2.17am today police received a call from the fire service reporting a fire at a property on London Road, Trelawnyd. Police attended and a number of what are believed to be cannabis plants were discovered at the location.

“Investigations are under way into the incident. Crime scene investigators have attended the scene and our inquiries are on-going.

“At this time nobody has been arrested in connection with the matter. However police inquiries are continuing and anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is urged to contact Mold CID on 101.

“Alternatively, individuals with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

For more news from across the region visit

Comments are closed for this story.

Comments are closed for this story.

Past pictures from Wats Dyke

  • l10541ff
  • l10a91c2
  • l109e173
Local Bygones

View thousands more photos like this on

Browse our archive

Local Business Offers & Promotions

  • 10% OFF

    STUDENTS, OAP;S, HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS. 10 % OFF Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Wash/Finish or Wash/Cut/Wash (Not in Conjunction with any offer)

    Valid Until: Thursday, 11 Dec 2014

    Voucher Code: C&CO

  • 25% Off your Food bill!

    Each diner must purchase a starter & a main course. Offer valid until December 2014. Valid Sundays - Fridays only. Not valid on Bank Holidays & Selected Dates - please call for confirmation. Please book in advance & mention ' Web Offer'. This offer excludes Buffet, Banquet & Takeaway. The Restaurant reserves the right to change this offer at anytime.

    Valid Until: Friday, 05 Dec 2014

    Voucher Code: Web Offer

View all offers & promotions

Featured Businesses

View all adverts