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Cars damaged in compound blaze

Published date: 30 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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MORE than 50 vehicles went up in flames after a huge fire at a recovery car compound.

Firefighters were called to Prince William Avenue in Sandycroft to tackle a blaze at the Copart UK vehicle recovery compound just before 11.45pm on Boxing Day.

Fifty-two cars were damaged by the blaze, believed to have been caused by an electrical fault on one of the vehicles in the compound.

Crews from Deeside, Flint and Chester attended the scene to put out the fire, taking about two hours to tackle the blaze.

The Incident Command Unit from Rhyl were also on the scene.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus, two hose reels and four main jets to fight the flames.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said strong winds fanned the flames and damage was “quite severe” to the majority of the vehicles on site.

North Wales Police attended the scene to assist the fire service.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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