A MAJOR blaze which tore through a Wrexham bakery was caused accidentally, fire chiefs have concluded.

The Leader reported previously how firefighters were called to the Village Bakery site at Wrexham Industrial Estate on August 19.

Teams remained on site for more than 24 hours while the blaze was extinguished and a month-long investigation into the cause then followed.

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Images captured by onlookers as a fire ripped through the Village Bakery unit on Wrexham Industrial Estate (Image by @Welshybird82 / Twitter)

On Wednesday morning, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was confirmed to have been accidental.

Robin Jones, managing director of the Village Bakery, revealed in recent weeks how plans were under way to replace the state-of-the art production facility following the devastating blaze.

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Firefighters tackled the blaze at Village Bakery

Architects have already been engaged and they are looking at two possible options, either to rebuild on the original site or on nearby land in Ash Road which they already own and have planning permission for.

Mr Jones said: “In what was our darkest hour, our brilliant team have come up trumps and showed that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

“We will always be grateful that nobody was hurt. That was the most important thing of all. Unlike buildings, people are irreplaceable."

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Extensive damage was caused to Village Bakery factory. Picture: Mandy Jones