Seven treated after farmhouse fire in Minera, Wrexham

An investigation is under way after a fire destroyed a farmhouse in Minera, Wrexham, and left a seven people needing treatment for smoke inhalation.

Those inside managed to escape when they alerted the fire service at about 23:00 BST on Sunday.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said three crews from Wrexham attended, along with crews from Johnstown, Llangollen and Chirk.

Firefighters were still at the scene nine hours later. The cause is unknown.

A woman, her teenage daughter, her daughter's partner along with another four of her children were in the house at the time of the fire.

The mother was woken up by bangs and crackling coming from downstairs and alerted the others as smoke alarms activated.

Paul Whybro, of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "This incident clearly highlights the importance of working smoke alarms and practiced fire escape plans.

"Thankfully no one was hurt in this fire which had the potential for a major tragedy.

"This was a rural property and residents living in rural areas should take extra care with fire safety as it is likely that there will not be a fire station in the immediate area."

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