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Firefighters tackle serious blaze in Bwlchgwyn

Published date: 23 December 2013 |
Published by: Garth ApThomas 
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FIREFIGHTERS tackled a ‘serious’ blaze which ripped through a house in Bwlchgwyn.

The occupants of the property in Wesley Road, which suffered an estimated 70 per cent fire damage, managed to get out safely.

North Wales Fire Service described the incident as serious but stressed everyone has been accounted for.

Six fire engines – three from Wrexham together with one each from Johnstown, Llangollen and Buckley – as well as the incident command unit from Rhyl, attended the scene.

The incident broke out at about 6.35pm yesterday.

Group manager Paul Scott of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival firefighters were met with a fully developed fire at roof level.

“There were high winds which made working conditions arduous.

“The occupants self evacuated, and everyone is accounted for.”

The fire crews used breathing apparatus and hose reels as they battled to tackle the flames.

Mr Scott said at the scene that the cause of the blaze was unknown but investigations would be taking place to establish how the fire started.

He said about 30 members of the fire service were involved in the operation.

Gwyn Jones from North Wales Fire Service said: “We have been in attendance at a well developed fire affecting the whole of the property.

“Firefighting has been hampered by icy conditions and strong winds but crews have been working hard to bring the fire under control.”

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