FIRE crews spent almost 10 hours at the scene of a fuel fire in a commercial garage near Wrexham that was ablaze this weekend.

Emergency services responded to reports of the fire at 12.26pm on Saturday afternoon in the Old Road area of Minera, near Wrexham, and, of the attending crews, the last appliance left the scene at approximately 9.46pm according to a spokeswoman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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Fire services at Minera Road [Image/Paul White]

A total of eight appliances were sent to the address at first but the service confirmed that most of the units left once the fire was brought under control and crews remained to dampen down the scene.

As well as several engines, an incident command unit and a foam carrier were also deployed to assist the crews in fighting the fire.

On Sunday, March 29, the service told the Leader that a tanker containing 1000 litres of central heating oil had ruptured and ignited.

The spokeswoman stated that officers returned to the property on Sunday morning to further investigate the situation.

It was confirmed that the fire caused 100 per cent damage to the office and workshop space in the garage. There was further water damage to the floor as well as smoke damage to the adjoining property.

The cause of the fire was recorded by officers as accidental.

A spokesman for North Wales Police advised motorists on Saturday afternoon that are out to avoid Old Road Minera, near Wrexham as the fire service handled the situation and diverted vehicles away from the area.

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The fire could be seen from a distance [Image/Nichola Jones]