A COMMUNITY has rallied in support of a family whose house was destroyed by fire. 

The incident occurred at a new build property on Rhodfa Caradog in Oakenholt, near Flint, shortly before 2pm on Sunday.

Five fire engines tackled the blaze - one from Flint, two from Deeside, one from Buckley and an aerial ladder platform from Wrexham.

A spokesperson North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said the cause was "accidental" and officers were due to inspect the property again today. They confirmed the property suffered "100% fire damage".

Thankfully, nobody was injured in the incident.

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A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise money for the family, which has so far raised over £1,400. It can be donated to via https://bit.ly/44DX9BR.

Flint councillor and deputy mayor, Melly Buckley, said: "I believe there is also a collection bucket at the Spar Garage on Chester Road (Jones the Motors) I’m sure every single donation will be greatly appreciated no matter how big or small.

"It’s times like these when the chips are down that I am truly blessed and proud to be from our amazing community, we do all pull together for each other."


She is appealing for people to donate the following items:

  • Size 9/10-10/11 boys clothes
  • Size 2/3 boys clothes 
  • Size 10/12  ladies clothes 
  • Size XXL men’s clothes 

After news of the incident was shared on a Flint community page on Facebook, dozens of people have offered to donate items ranging from furniture, bedding, toys and other household items. 

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