Emergency services dealing with a fire at Gateway to Wales Hotel
Fire fighters have been tackling a large fire at the Gateway to Wales Hotel this morning.
The fire started just before 4.30am on Monday, seven fire appliances at at the scene.
48 hotel guests and staff have been accounted for and evacuated, were told some have made their way to Deeside Fire Station.
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Welsh Road in Garden City has been closed as far back as the blue bridge to assist the Fire Service according to police.
The A494 through Deeside is back open past hotel following an earlier closure, though one lane is closed past the scene as is the slip road.
In an update on twitter at 4.46am police said; “Welsh Road, Garden City is currently closed around the area of Gateway to Wales Hotel due to fire – emergency services are in attendance – significant delays expected”
“Following on from the Fire at the Gateway To Wales Hotel, Welsh Road in Garden City has been closed as far back as the blue bridge now to assist the Fire Service. Please use alternative routes.”
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A spokesperson for North Wales Fire Service said;
“Firefighters are currently in attendance at a fire at a hotel on Welsh Road in Deeside.
They were called to reports of the fire at 04.27hours this morning (Monday, 18th December).
Seven fire appliances, one from Flint, Mold, Buckley, Wrexham and Chester, and two from Deeside, together with two aerial ladder platforms from Wrexham and Chester are in attendance at the incident.
On arrival, firefighters found the roof space of the building well alight and used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and two main jets to tackle the fire.
All residents and staff at the hotel have been accounted for and have been evacuated to a safe area.”
The Welsh Ambulance service say they sent four ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, two duty officers and a hazardous area response team from the North West Ambulance Service.” Reports BBC Wales.