A FLINTSHIRE recycling facility has been closed for the day following a fire.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received a call shortly after 11.20am on Thursday reporting a blaze involving a skip at Nercwys Household Recycling Centre in Mold.

Two crews from Deeside were sent to the scene where firefighters used a hose reel jet, a thermal imaging camera and a ceiling hook to extinguish the flames.

A spokesman for the service said 10 per cent fire damage was caused to the skip (which equated to 25 square metres).

The cause is not known. Firefighters left the scene just before 12.30am.

Steve Jones, Flintshire Council’s chief officer for streetscene and transportation, said: “Flintshire County Council can confirm that there was a fire at Nercwys Household Recycling Centre in Mold this morning.

"We can confirm that a fire was reported by operatives, within the general waste skip.

"The fire service attended and the incident was contained. All residents and operatives are safe and fire and emergency procedures were followed. "Natural Resources Wales have been informed. The site will remain closed today.”