A FLINTSHIRE pub and flat has been left severely damaged after an early morning blaze tore through the property.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they received a call at 12.40am to reports of a fire on Mostyn Road, Greenfield.

Firefighters cordoned off the road for approximately three hours to tackle the blaze at the Packet House pub.

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Crews from Flint and Holywell attended the scene and used two hose reel jets, two thermal image cameras and four breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

Nearby residents were woken by the sound of fire engines and by the large clouds of smoke surrounding the property.

One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I saw the whole thing from my bedroom window. You couldn't see anything for the smoke."

The property suffered 30 per cent fire damage to the ground floor and 100 per cent smoke damage to the building.

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Crews and residents were initially concerned as to whether anyone was injured, but a fire spokesman confirmed there were no casualties following the fire.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and crime scene investigators cordoned off the property today to continue the probe into what started the blaze.