Man charged after house fire in Moorebank

A man has been charged after a house fire in Sydney’s south west, NSW Police say.

About 7.20pm yesterday today, emergency services were called to a home well alight on Araluen Avenue, Moorebank.

There was no one in the home at the time of police attendance.

While fire fighters were attempting to extinguish the blaze the resident, a 34-year-old man, arrived at the location.

Once the fire was extinguished, it was discovered three rooms were being used for the cultivation of cannabis by enhanced indoor means.

The resident was arrested at the scene and taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with cultivate prohibited plant by enhanced indoor means.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on 7 September 2016.

The cause of the fire is not yet confirmed, however investigations suggest it was likely an electrical fault from the hydroponic set up.

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