Posted: Sat 10th Mar 2018

Fire crews remain at the scene of a huge blaze which broke in Sandycroft last night

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 10th, 2018

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Fire officers will begin an investigation later on today into the cause of a huge blaze which broke out at in the grounds of a recycling facility on Sandycroft Industrial Estate yesterday evening.

This video shot by Andrew Qwen at 6.45 this morning shows the fire still well alight. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Four fire appliances remain at the scene of the fire which is still burning, firefighters with the help of workers from the site created a firebreak at around 5.30am in a bid to isolate the fire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Picture – James Watson

North Wales Fire and Rescue service were alerted to the fire at the Factory Road site just after 7.45pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

More than 30 firefighters, along with eight appliances from Deeside, Wrexham, Buckley, Mold, two from Cheshire, a command unit and a high volume pump from Llandudno attended the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The fire could be seen from across Deeside – this picture shows the scale foe the blaze at its height tned from the opposite bank of the River Dee by @justacasualgal

Relief units from across North Wales have also been attending the scene ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mattresses and bales of household waste are alight at the plant which is believed to be owned by a firm called 300 Recycling. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Catherine said the fire is behind Cam Gas and lots of homes are without electricity – its not known it thats a direct result of the fire however. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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The fire can be seen from other parts of Deeside, Helen said; “We are in Welsh Road in Garden City and we can see it from here. Hope everyone is safe.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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