All we know about warehouse fire as affected business says ‘everything’s gone’

Firefighters remained at the scene of a warehouse blaze[1] in Flintshire[2] today. It broke out at about 5pm on Tuesday and, at its height, eight fire engines battled the blaze on the Spencer Industrial Estate in Buckley[3] which affected “several units”. Flames were seen above the property, which was badly damaged, as local residents were urged to stay indoors and lock their doors and windows.

: Anglesey taxi driver ‘beaten’ by ‘wild man’ passenger who sped off in cab with ‘wailing wife’[4] Shortly after it broke out, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service[5] (NWFRS) put out a statement. It said: “We are currently dealing with a building fire at a unit on Liverpool Road, Spencer Industrial Estate, Buckley.

“We are advising local residents to close doors and windows, and asking traffic to avoid the area until further notice.” On Wednesday, a further update was issued by the fire service, which said: “Fire crews have been dealing with an incident overnight involving a fire at a large commercial warehouse on an industrial estate in Flintshire. “Fire appliances remain in attendance this morning (Wednesday 17 th November).

“Appliances from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the fire at 17.01hrs yesterday (Tuesday 16 th November). “At the height of the incident, eight fire appliances were tackling the fire at the warehouse on the Spencer Industrial Estate in Drury near Buckley, which was affecting several storage units containing a large quantity of books. “Local residents were advised to close windows and doors as a precaution and advice was also issued for traffic to avoid the area.”

“An aerial ladder platform, high volume pump and incident command unit were also mobilised. “Firefighters remain at the scene this morning monitoring remaining hotspots and North Wales Police are also in attendance to manage the traffic.”

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze

The Berwyn Books and Cheshire Books Centre, which had a unit where the fire broke out, told customers they had been badly impacted and said “everything’s gone”. “The fire spread across the whole premises.

We don’t really know what to say, except everything’s gone,” the statement said. “We just want to let everyone know the situation. Obviously, the shop is closed.

As of now, everything is on hold, and we don’t know what is going to be happening in the future. “If you placed an order with us online, we are currently working through contacting everyone to refund you your money. Please bear with us while we do this.”

The company thanked the fire service for their efforts and said nobody was in the building at the time.

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“We will try to update you all we have more information,” the statement said. “Until then, we ask for your patience and consideration during this awful time.” A cause of the blaze has not yet been confirmed, but investigations are expected to probe what sparked it.

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References

  1. ^ remained at the scene of a warehouse blaze (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  2. ^ Flintshire (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  3. ^ Buckley (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  4. ^ Anglesey taxi driver ‘beaten’ by ‘wild man’ passenger who sped off in cab with ‘wailing wife’ (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  5. ^ North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  6. ^ click here (www.dailypost.co.uk)


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