Wales

Firefighters tackle blaze at Wrexham Industrial Estate

Fire scene shows building well ablaze Image copyright Twitter | NWPWrexhamRural
Image caption The fire has engulfed an industrial unit

Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a recycling storage site on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

At its height, about 40 firefighters and seven fire engines were at the scene on Redwither Road, alerted just before 04:30 BST on Saturday.

The blaze involved about 150 tonnes of waste intended for recycling, according to Jeff Hall, group manager for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Two diggers were used to move material away from the smouldering debris.

Image caption Diggers are being used to remove debris

Tankers were also brought in to pump away any contaminated water and an aerial platform was also sent to the scene.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service advised residents to keep windows and doors shut.

North Wales Police also warned people to avoid the area and the adjacent Abbey Road.

By mid afternoon the fire service said 20 firefighters and three fire engines remained at the scene.

Image caption Firefighters are continuing to work at the scene