Posted: Wed 27th May 2015

Up to thirty firefighters tackle large silage pit fire on Allt Goch Lane, Flint Mountain.

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Clouds of thick black smoke could be seen for miles as tyres which were stacked on top of the pit caught light. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Jack ReeceClouds of thick black smoke could be seen from miles this evening as up to thirty firefighters battled a large fire in a silage pit on Starkey Lane Flint.

Five appliances, the Environmental Protection Unit, the Foam Carrier and the Incident Command Unit were all in attendance at the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Fire and Rescue service issued a statement saying; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A silage pit covered in tyres which resulted in black smoke being visible in the area earlier this evening. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Natural Resources Wales has officers on site to assist the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and assess the potential impact of this incident on the environment.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Jack Reece

Firefighters from Deeside, Mold, Flint, Wrexham and Holywell, were called to the blaze. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Jack Reece

Photographer Jack Reece who was on the scene told us the firefighters were running water hoses over two miles by relay drawing water from a pond. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Jack Reece

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Picture: Jack Reece

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