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An investigation has started into the cause of a fire and series of explosions on a Flintshire business park. North Wales Police and the fire service are treating the area as a crime scene until proven otherwise. No one was injured but a factory has been destroyed. Lorna Prichard reports.
A director of Mainetti, the plastic hanger company that owned the industrial unit, said the site had been badly damaged by the blaze.
Fire investigation officers are on site at Greenfield Business Park in Hollywell this morning to start to try and determine the cause of the blaze.
A North Wales Fire Service spokesperson said the site is currently being treated as a crime scene, but it was still unsafe to enter the factory.
Factory staff had to flee their workplace following a fire and a series of explosions on the Greenfield Business Park in Holywell today.
One told ITV News: "There were massive explosions... the building shook. Everybody was panicking."
Families living in the area were told to stay indoors as plumes of thick, black smoke filled the skies.
There was also disruption on main roads in the area, and trains on the nearby North Wales coast line were halted for much of the day.
Lorna Prichard reports.
A loud explosion can clearly be heard in this video of the Holywell factory fire, submitted by eyewitness Mike Freeman.
Other onlookers reported hearing a 'massive explosion', followed by several more.
North Wales Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed the explosions were from pressurised vessels, and that risk of further explosions has now been minimised.