A BLAZE broke out in a man’s home after a firework was put through his letterbox.

Things went from bad to worse for Ross Quinn when firefighters saw cannabis plants in the house and informed the police.

Quinn, 35, now of Carnock Road, Gowkhall, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 6, at Timmons Park, Lochgelly, he produced a controlled drug, cannabis.

At 3.30am firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at the home of Quinn.

When putting out the fire there was a small cannabis cultivation spotted in the attic and police were informed of this.

Police were granted a warrant and searched the premises.

“There were two plants in the attic, both in a very poor condition,” said depute fiscal, Azrah Yousaf.

Defence solicitor, James Moncrieff, said his client was now living at his mother’s address.

“He had to move because of the fire. Somebody put a firework through his letterbox and a fire started,” he went on.

“After that he didn’t feel safe there. It was a very poor attempt to grow these plants.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Quinn £300.