Huge fire breaks out at recycling centre on industrial estate in Wrexham

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Firefighters have been tackling a massive blaze which broke out at a recycling centre in the early hours of the morning.

Crews from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Redwither Road on Wrexham Industrial Estate at around 4.26am on Saturday (May 23).

A spokesperson for the fire service said seven fire engines from Wrexham, Deeside, Llangollen, Johnstown attended the scene. There is also an aerial ladder platform, an environmental protection unit and an incident comment unit.

An environmental protection unit and an incident command unit are also at the scene.

The building on fire is a recycling centre, NorthWalesLive reports.

Nearby residents have been told to keep away from the site and to close their windows and doors.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Firefighters are in attendance at an incident on Redwither Road, Wrexham Industrial Estate. We received the call at 4.26am today (Saturday 23rd May).

“Three appliances from Wrexham, two from Deeside, Llangollen, Johnstown, an ariel ladder platform, an environmental protection unit and an incident command unit are at the incident this morning.

“Members of the public are asked to keep away from the incident whilst firefighters are dealing with the fire. Any neighbouring properties should keep doors and windows closed.”

Abbey Road North northbound is partially blocked from First Avenue to Marcher Storage Systems, but traffic is coping well.

Emergency services are expecting to be at the scene for some time.

You can follow live updates on the incident here.



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