Posted: Fri 3rd Dec 2021

Halfway house back open as normal following ‘small fire’ on Thursday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 3rd, 2021

Update: The pub reopened as normal on Friday, a post on their Facebook page states: “We have reopened today after we had a small fire yesterday evening small damage to the upstairs due to the tumble dryer catching on fire open as normal today.”

Earlier report: As we reported overnight, Fire crews attended the Halfway House public house yesterday evening in Connah’s Quay.

The North Wales Fire & Rescue Service have provided more details this morning, they said, “We were called to this incident at 20.46hrs at a public house on Church St, Connahs Quay on 2.12.21. It involved a fire in a tumble dryer – for our advice on tumble dryer safety – see here. The cause on this occasion was an electrical fault.

“Two crews attended and 20 people evacuated. The tumble dryer was removed outside. Noone was hurt. There was 100% fire damage to the appliance and some damage to the room or origin, and light smoke damage to the ground floor of the property.

“Crews used 4 sets of breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera in dealing with the incident and checking for hotspots afterwards.

“The stop was call in at 21.41 hrs”

Top image: Bradley Williams shared this image of the fire overnight on social media.

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