A cannabis set up in a property in Bacup led to a house setting alight police have said. Police officers were called out to a property on New Line by Lancashire Fire and Rescue and upon attending the address discovered a cannabis farm located in the upstairs of the property. Yesterday morning (March 20) New Line was closed in both directions due to the house fire as emergency services made the area safe. Police said the cannabis farm had caused the property to set alight. Officers have now removed the setup which they said had put the neighbouring families, residing in the adjacent properties, lives and homes in danger. Police said: “This also meant that the road had to be closed whilst the fire was safely dealt with and the property secured, which caused disruption within the community. “Some of you may have the belief that cannabis is harmless, but as we can see here these set ups have a complete disregard for community safety and are at high risk of causing serious harm.” Four fire engines from Bacup and Rawtenstall were called to the fire in a mid-terraced house. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and an aerial ladder platform from Preston to bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported.