CREWS were called to a "deliberate" fire at a property in Wrexham.

Johnstown Fire Station said three appliances were sent to the incident at a house on Afoneitha Road in Penycae at 3.29pm on Wednesday.

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Upon arrival, smoke could be seen issuing from the rear of the property.

Under further inspection, crews determined the fire was contained to an outbuilding.


The Leader: Crews tackle the blaze in Penycae. Crews tackle the blaze in Penycae. (Image: Frederick Archer)A spokesperson for the fire station said: "Two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus were used to quickly bring the fire under control to prevent further fire spread or damage to the property and them around it.

"It is believed that this fire was caused by deliberate ignition.

"Remember, arson is a serious crime with devastating consequences."

The Leader: Fire damage to the property in Penycae. Fire damage to the property in Penycae. (Image: Johnstown Fire Station)

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 3.45pm on Wednesday, July 5, we received a call from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service of an outbuilding fire on Afoneitha Road, Penycae, which is suspected to have been a deliberate ignition.

“Our enquiries are ongoing any anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact officers on 101 or via the website, using reference number 23000604865.”