Posted: Mon 14th Jan 2019

Police treating Buckley house fire which saw six people taken to hospital as arson

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 14th, 2019

Police are treating a fire at a house in Buckley which saw six people taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning as arson. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Six residents were transferred to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two fire appliances from Deeside and Wrexham were called to reports of a fire at Alyn Road, Buckley at 4:53am on Sunday morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Crews used two hose reels, four sets of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire which was confined to a downstairs living room. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bob Mason from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “A woman in her 40s, a 26 year old man, three teenage boys and a teenage girl were all asleep at the time of the fire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“These residents had a narrow escape as there was no smoke alarm in the property. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I would appeal to all residents to ensure they have a smoke alarm and to test alarms regularly. Smoke alarms provide an early warning sign allowing you and your family to escape safely from a fire.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire was carried out by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police via the live chat support:  https://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference X005710. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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