A HUGE fire has broken out at a factory in Greenfield.
The blaze started at the Mainetti factory on Bagillt Road, Greenfield earlier today.
Witnesses have reported that smoke can be seen billowing into the sky from a number of miles away.
Several fire engines have attended the scene.
A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Firefighters are currently tackling a fire outside an industrial unit on Greenfield BusinessPark, Bagillt Road,Greenfield, Holywell.
"Crews were called at 10.32hrs this morning (Friday May 24) and appliances from Deeside, Mold, Buckley, Prestatyn, Flint and Rhyl as well as a foam carrier from Deeside are at the scene.
"Due to the significant smoke, properties have been evacuated and local residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed.
"The main coast road passing Greenfield Business Park (A548) is currently closed."
A North Wales Police spokesman said: "We were called at around 10.45 about a fire on the industrial estate in Greenfield."
The A548 was closed either mile of Greenfield and drivers were being asked to take alternative routes.
Pen Y Maes road in Holywell was also closed.
"We ask residents to keep windows and doors shut as a precautionary measure."
Greenfield councillor Rosetta Dolphin said the factory is used to recycle clothes hangers.
She added: "There have been a couple of explosions and people watching off Queen’s Road said they’ve seen two fire balls so we’re thinking it was a gas explosion."
More details to come.
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