North East Wales

Work to resume at Flintshire paper mill after fire

SCA Hygiene Products plant at Oakenholt
Image caption The mill produces toilet and face tissues and paper towels

Production at a Flintshire paper mill is expected to resume on Monday afternoon following a fire overnight.

Five fire engines were sent to the SCA Hygiene Products plant at Oakenholt near Flint after a small fire sent embers into a roof space.

Crews remained at the plant for about five hours but it is understood there was no serious damage.

The factory employs about 70 people making toilet and face tissues and paper towels. No-one was injured.

In a statement, the company said the alert began with a small fire on the shop floor.

It said: "The initial fire had been very quickly extinguished by employees, who immediately carried out a thorough investigation of the building and discovered fires in the roof space caused by embers.

"The fire service was then called to extinguish them.

"There were no injuries caused in the incident and no structural damage caused by the fire."

The firm said fire crews were called to the site earlier this month to an unrelated small fire in different area of the plant.

Site manager Jim Lang said: "The two incidents are not connected and we are now investigating the cause of this latest one.

"Our employees are highly trained in handling any such incidents safely and I am glad to say that this proved very effective."

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