Posted: Tue 25th Oct 2022

Updated: Huge plume of black smoke over Flintshire as firefighters battle blaze near Mold

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2022

Update: A fire which broke out at an industrial estate in Rhydymwyn just after 8am is now under control the fire service has said.

Six fire appliances, an Aerial Ladder Platform, the Incident Command Unit have been at the scene of the blaze on the Antelope Industrial Park.

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Earlier report: A huge plume of black smoke can be seen drifting over Flintshire as firefighter battle near Mold.

Fire crews are reported to be at a blaze at an industrial estate in Rhydymwyn.

Local residents have been asked to close windows and doors and keep away from the area.

In a post on social media, the fire service said: “Crews are currently in attendance at a fire at a unit on Antelope Industrial Park, Rhydymwyn.”

“Local residents are asked to close windows and doors and keep away from the area while firefighters tackle the fire.”

Environmental officers are at the scene monitoring air quality and local watercourses.

Anthony Randles, NRW Environment Team Leader for North East Wales, said:

“Our officers are currently on site at an ongoing fire at Antelope Industrial Park, Rhydymwyn, Flint.

“They are supporting North Wales Fire and Rescue Service offering advice and guidance on how to reduce the risk to the environment.

“We will monitor the impact on air quality and local watercourses and ensure the necessary measures are in place to minimise any impact.”

An air ambulance has been spotted landing on open ground near the Antelope Industrial Estate off the A541 in Rhydymwyn.

It has left the area, the ambulance service has said one person has been taken by road to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for treatment.

Reports of fire began to emerge on social media at around 8.15am.

The plume of smoke can be seen across a large part of Flintshire as it drifts northwards over the River Dee towards the Wirral.

Smoke drifitng over Deeside

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