Fire crews tackle serious house fire at Bwlchgwyn, near Wrexham
Firefighters had to deal with ice and high winds as they tackled a serious house fire near Wrexham.
The blaze gutted the family home in Bwlchgwyn at 18:36 GMT on Sunday.
Three crews from Wrexham and crews from Johnstown, Buckley and Llangollen as well as the incident command unit from Rhyl were at the scene.
No-one was hurt during the incident and an electrical fault is believed to be the cause of the blaze.
Tony Jones, from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said the family in Wesley Road escaped safely after hearing their smoke alarm.
"Fires are always devastating, but a family losing their home and contents just before Christmas is especially hard," said Mr Jones.
"We could have been dealing with a tragedy but thankfully no-one was hurt in the fire."
"This kind of incident clearly demonstrates the importance of working smoke alarms - they really could save your life and the lives of your loved ones."