North East Wales

Oakenholt Paper Mill SCA Hygiene Products fire put out

North Wales firefighters spent several hour fighting a blaze at a paper mill in Flintshire.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at Oakenholt Paper Mill SCA Hygiene Products in Oakenholt at 20:48 BST on Sunday.

Seven fire crews along with three specialist units fought the blaze on the roof of the building.

The fire was finally brought under control after about six-and-a-half hours.

Glyn Jones of the fire service said: "Sprinklers were fitted in the building, but due to the internal height of the structure it did not fully extinguish the fire.

"Firefighters used main jets, hose reels and in excess of 50 sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the high level fires."

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