FIRE crews are currently tackling a 'large fire' at Kronospan in Chirk.

A spokesman for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were called at 2.14am to reports of a fire in the open in Kronospan.

Three appliances are still at the scene.

A spokesperson for Kronospan has said the 'situation is under control'.

They said: "A fire was detected in a long log wall at around 2am this morning on the Logyard at Kronospan, Chirk. North Wales Fire & Rescue Service were called to deal with the issue.

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Smoke seen near Kronospan factory in Chirk. Image: Cllr Gareth Baines / Twitter

"The Fire Service currently have three appliances in attendance. The situation is under control, and they are in the process of disassembling the log wall and dealing with the incident.

"The incident occurred in an isolated part of the site and no-one has been injured.

"Kronospan apologises for any inconvenience caused to residents as the incident is dealt with."

Residents living close to the Kronospan plant have voiced their concerns after this morning's incident.

One of those residents, John Melville, said: “I’ve lived here two years and there’s been a fire – another fire.

“I understand what they produce is very important and I understand it’s very important to the local economy.

“We can wash our car and on a bad day it will be covered with dust within a few hours."

Another resident, Roger Parish, said: "I’ve lived here all my life – it’s not a regular problem, it’s constant."

“There have been plenty of fires there over the years. There have been times that I’ve seen it belching out black smoke.

“When it gets on the cars and house windows it’s a really sticky substance, it’s rather annoying."