A house fire that caused rush hour traffic chaos in Yeovil was started when a drugs factory burst into flames.
Police discovered the huge cannabis farm in Sherborne Road on the A30 around 4pm yesterday when black smoke was billowing out of the roof of a three-bedroom house.
A haul of more than 150 plants with a street value in excess of £100,000 was uncovered inside the property.
The road was closed off and brought the roads around Yeovil to gridlock.
Police said that a dangerous electric setup caused the fire and that no one had been arrested.
For full details, reaction and exclusive pictures, see this Thursday's Western Gazette.