THERE were dramatic scenes when firefighters staged a rooftop operation – to rescue a chair.
Crews used an aerial ladder to retrieve the chair from the roof of Krazy Pizza on King Street, Wrexham, shortly after 11.30am yesterday following fears it could blow off in high winds.
But mystery surrounds how and why the chair was on the roof.
Part of King Street was sealed off and a large crowd watched the drama unfold near the bus station.
Yale College student Arron Bates captured this image on his mobile phone.
He told the Leader: “Me and my friends saw a load of traffic so we went to investigate.
“As we got closer we saw the firemen trying to get something off the roof.
“At first we thought it was a person, and when we realised it was a chair we all fell about laughing.
“They were trying to get it down for about five minutes in all. It was like a normal office chair.
“It wasn’t what we expected to see on our lunch break.”
One King Street worker added: “The council came and sealed off part of the road, and the next minute there was a fire engine here.
“Someone said they were trying to get a chair off the roof, and we were all puzzled.
“We have no idea how the chair got up there or who it belongs to. It’s a mystery.”
The fire service were called after concerns the chair might have blown off the roof in high winds.
A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 11.35am to a property on King Street to help remove a chair from a roof. There were concerns it might have blown off in the wind.
“An officer went to have a look and an aerial ladder was sent to help remove the chair.”