NORTH WALES Fire Service have attended a flat fire this afternoon in Flintshire.

A fire started in the flat situated above the Fox & Grapes pub in Hawarden, Deeside, only a month after the pub re-opened. 

The Leader:

North Wales emergency services were called just before 3.20pm this afternoon.

Landlord Patrick Burnham claimed the fire started in one of the flat bedrooms and the damage will take between one and two weeks to sort out. 

He said: "Clean clothes were taken out of the tumble dryer and placed on the bed which then caught a spark and set alight."

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A North Wales Fire Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a flat fire on The Highway, Hawarden, Flintshire at 15.18hrs.

"Crews from Deeside, Flint and Wrexham were called to the scene. One crew from Deeside remains in attendance."

Both lanes on the main road have reopened after North Wales Police announced their closure earlier on this afternoon.