Large fire in Sandycroft – residents told to keep windows and doors shut
Update 7.10pm from North Wales Fire and Rescue service:
Crews are in attendance at a fire in Factory Road, Sandycroft. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 3.14pm today (Tuesday 1st May).
Crews from Wrexham, Flint, Buckley, Mold, Llandudno, Deeside and Wrexham, Rhyl, Johnstown and Ruthin are dealing with a fire involving plastics. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reels and main jets to deal with the fire.
Members of the public are asked to keep away from the incident and all doors and windows in the area to remain close.
The road is closed between Chemistry Lane and Factory Lane.
Darren Jones from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Visibility is poor on the A55 and the M56 due to the think smoke coming from this incident.
We are asking people travelling on those roads to reduce their speed. Please stay away from the riverside cycle path in Sandycroft this evening if you are cycling or walking your dog.
Water supplies could be affected in this area this evening whilst firefighters are tackling this fire.”
Residents in the Sandycroft area are being told to keep windows and doors shut after a huge blaze broke out just off Factory Road this afternoon.
Euros Jones, duty tactical manager for environment body Natural Resources Wales, said: “Fires at waste sites can harm the environment, people and wildlife.
“The smoke affects the air we breathe and the water used by the fire service to fight the blaze can pollute local streams and rivers.
“In this location we are working hard to protect the Dee which is important as a source of drinking water for people in a large area, for the local economy, as a place for local people to enjoy and for wildlife.
“We have officers on site working with the fire and rescue service, advising them on the best way to reduce the effect of this fire on the environment.”
The fire service say they were called just before 3.15 to reports of a fire believed to be at the same plant as a large fire in March
Chemistry Lane and Factory Lane are closed as fire crews from across North East Wales and Llandudno battle the blaze which involves plastics.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have said:
“Crews are in attendance at a fire in Factory Road, Sandycroft. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 3.14pm today (Tuesday 1st May).
Crews from Flint, Buckley, Mold, Llandudno, Deeside and Wrexham are dealing with a fire involving plastics.
The incident is still on-going.”
From video sent to use by James Watson the location of the fire looks to be at the same Sandycroft recycling plant on 9 March, then hundreds of baled mattresses caught fire.
At the height of the incident, eight fire appliances tackled the fire at the 300 recycling plant on Factory Road.
Several people have been in touch to tell us about a large fire in the Sandycroft area.
Mel sent us this video showing the extent of the fire. pic.twitter.com/6bgkFC4ubF
— Deeside.com (@DeesideDotCom) May 1, 2018
Smoke can bee seen rising from what looks to be the Factory Road area.
Gaz has said five fire engines are now on scene.
Several people have said the fire appears to be at a recycling plant.
— kevin bowker (@northeastref23) May 1, 2018
Katie has sent this picture taken from the opposite side of the River Dee showing flames and smoke rising.
More to follow..
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