A YOUNG homeless man has spoken of his shock after the caravan he had been temporarily living in was destroyed by fire.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received a call at shortly before 5.40pm on Wednesday reporting a blaze involving a caravan near the Halfway House pub site in Church Street, Connah's Quay.

A fire crew from Deeside used a hose reel jet as well as a set of breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames.

Following the incident a spokesman for the fire service confirmed the caravan was destroyed and the cause of the blaze was unknown.

Fazli Hadzhi, aged 21 and originally from Bulgaria, told the Leader he had been living in the caravan after becoming homeless.

He arrived back at the scene shortly after the fire service had left to find the aftermath.

Mr Hadzhi said: "I was living in there for just a few weeks because I'm homeless.

"I know the man who owns the caravan and he had given me permission to stay there.

"I'm just in shock. It was normal when I was here earlier.

"I have to find another caravan or place to stay."

He told the Leader he had come to the UK from Bulgaria about seven months ago and became homeless about two months ago when he lost his job.

John Griffiths, of Church Road, told the Leader: "I saw the fire. I don't know how it started but there was smoke all over the place.

"The fire brigade were just coming around the corner as I came out to see it, so I wasn't nervous."

Kezia Parr, who also lives nearby, said: "I smelled it first. When I looked out there was a lot of smoke so I went to shut my windows and called the fire brigade.

"It was quite a big fire."