Buckley blaze – Fire fighters damping down following industrial estate fire
A huge fire that broke out at a large commercial warehouse on Spencers Industrial Estate in Buckley on Wednesday has been brought under control.
12 firefighters remain at the scene this morning putting water on the hotspots and monitoring the unit where the fire took hold.
Eight fire appliances attended the blaze involving two units at the industrial estate just after 5pm.
An aerial ladder platform, high volume pump and incident command unit were also mobilised.
At the height of the incident up to 50 firefighters battled the blaze at the warehouse containing a large quantity of books.
Speaking to BBC Wales this morning, Dave Roberts, Station Manager from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said when firefighters arrived it was a ‘well-developed fire.”
He said: “We had eight fire engines in attendance, an aerial ladder platform, a high volume pump supplying water and the incident command unit from Rhyl.”
Mr Roberts said the fire is “now under control, two fire engines and the aerial platform remain at scene this morning.
He said: “We are having difficulties with the structural collapse in the building of present.”
“I’d like to thank the crews for all their hard work and bring the fire under control.”
He said he’d also, “like to thank local residents for their patience throughout the night, they were initially asked to keep the windows closed, however, the incident is reduced to such an extent that we’re comfortable relaxing those conditions.”
Mr Roberts confirmed there were no injuries, he said “thankfully nobody has been hurt, the fire has however destroyed the two units.
In a statement this morning, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said:
“Firefighters remain at the scene this morning monitoring remaining hotspots and North Wales Police are also in attendance to manage the traffic.”
“A cause for the fire has not yet been confirmed.”
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