Posted: Thu 5th Oct 2023

Fire in upstairs flat forces Hawarden pub to close

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 5th, 2023

Update: Firefighters from Deeside, Flint and Wrexham were called to a flat fire at the Fox and Grapes pub on the Highway just before 3.20pm today.

Landlord Patrick said “unfortunately we’ve had a fire from upstair, “we’re going to be closing unfortunately …I can’t say for definitely [how long] but definitely some time until we can get some people here to make sure it’s all safe, secure and everybody to come back in.”

A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of a flat fire on the Highway, Hawarden, Flintshire at 15.18hrs.

“Crews from Deeside, Flint and Wrexham were called to the scene. One crew from Deeside remains in attendance. That’s all I have at present.”

A photograph posted onto social media shows thick smoke rising above Fox and Grapes pub.

Earlier report: Motorists using the B5125, ‘The Highway’ in Hawarden, are being advised that the road is closed due to an incident.

According to a traffic map, the road is closed from the Glynne Arms to the junction with Gladstone Way.

A traffic report for the area states: “Road closed and slow traffic due to police incident on B5125 The Highway both ways from Dig Lane to A550 Gladstone Way.”

Posting on social media, North Wales Police said: “Due to an incident on ‘The Highway’ B5125, Hawarden, Deeside, the road is currently closed.”

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