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A raging house fire overnight at Berkeley Vale has taken Fire and Rescue NSW crews more than two hours to contain while a police guard remains in place this morning after a search of the home uncovered an extensive hydroponic cannabis set up of more than 500 plants.
Detectives from Tuggerah Lakes LAC were conducting a nearby vehicle stop when they noticed the nearby two-storey home on Wyong Rd well alight shortly before 10pm.
It's believed no one was inside at the time and there were no reports of inuries, with the blaze causing significant damage to the upper and lower levels of the property.
Nearby residents were also evacuated.
The cause of the inferno remains unclear.
Anyone with information should call Wyong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.