COPS uncovered £70,000 worth of cannabis plants after a fire broke out at a house in the south of Glasgow.

Fire crews had raced to reports of a blaze in a property in Drumoyne on Wednesday night.

But once they reached the scene they found a cannabis cultivation inside.

Yesterday the two-storey house was still cordoned off by police.

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And officers from the STOP unit - the police's statement of opinion unit - were inside gathering evidence.

Workmen were also taking structural supports into the building while smoke and fire damaged furniture lay in the front garden.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said a single man lives in the home but was out at the time the blaze broke out.

She said the resident of the Duthil Street property, which is guarded by at least three CCTV cameras along its front, is friendly with neighbours.

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The woman said: "We haven't seen him back here since the fire the other night.

"I've never experienced anything like that before, a fire in a neighbour's home.

"The fire engines were here very quickly and it was all dealt with quite fast.

"I had no idea the police found drugs in the house."

No arrests have been made so far but police said enquiries are ongoing.

There were reports locally that the householder's two dogs had been injured in the fire.

But Police Scotland said they were not aware of reports of injury to any pets.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Around 8.30pm on Wednesday, October 28 2020, police were made aware of a fire at a house on Duthil Street, Drumoyne.

"On attendance, officers discovered a cannabis cultivation within.

"The plants have been seized and are worth an estimated street value of nearly £70,000.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

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A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire service made an attendance to Duthil Street on Wednesday.

"We received calls at 7.56pm."

The spokeswoman added that three fire appliances attended the scene, all from the Govan area.