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Residents advised to keep windows and doors shut after fire

The fire broke out last night Credit: ITV Wales

Residents near a fire in Llandudno Junction are being advised to keep their windows and doors shut due to smoke.

Fire crews are still on scene and are damping down.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing and work is underway to restore the power supply to properties in the area.

An investigation continues into Llandudno Junction fire

The fire broke out shortly after 7pm Credit: ITV News

Firefighters in North Wales are damping down at the scene of a large fire at a laundry firm in Llandudno Junction.

More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at Express Linen Services on Vale Road. Noone was in the building.

A number of properties were evacuated.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation. An investigation's underway into the cause.

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Firefighters tackle large blaze at laundry in Llandudno Junction

Firefighters in North Wales are tackling a large fire at a laundry firm in Llandudno Junction which broke out around seven this evening.

Eight appliances are at the blaze at Express Linen Services on Vale Road - along with police and ambulances.

No one was in the building but there have been problems with smoke inhalation in the surrounding area.

The fire broke out around seven this evening Credit: ITv Cymru Wales

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Mother of rescued sailor speaks of her relief

The mother of a sailor whose boat capsized in the Pacific Ocean has spoken of her relief that he's been rescued.

The yacht carrying 52-year-old Stephen Jones from Llandudno Junction and his partner overturned between Tonga and New Zealand two days ago.

Elizabeth Jones told ITV Wales: "They really thought that was it. He was praying to everybody he could think of."

Welsh sailor rescued from Pacific

A Welsh sailor and his partner have been rescued from the Pacific this morning after their yacht overturned between Tonga and New Zealand.

52-year-old Stephen Jones from Llandudno Junction and 43-year-old Tanya Davies from Auckland became stranded after leaving Tonga on Wednesday.

Their yacht Windigo overturned 700km southwest of Tonga and 1,260km northwest of New Zealand.

Both sustained head injuries, although they are not believed to be serious. Mr Jones also suffered a back injury.

Search and Rescue Mission Co-ordinator Keith Allen, from the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ), said heaving lines were lowered from a cargo vessel to the damaged yacht, and the pair pulled abroad.

This is the outcome we have been working towards since the emergency beacon was activated on Wednesday afternoon. It is the result of an excellent coordinated effort involving the RNZAF, which provided a link for the two people on the Windigo when there was no other means of contact, and I would also like to express my appreciation to the captain of the Chengtu cargo vessel and the crew of the Adventure Bound for their efforts.

– Keith Allen, Search and Rescue Mission Co-ordinator

Sea too rough to rescue couple stranded in Pacific

The New Zealand Maritime agency says the seas have been too rough to attempt a rescue of a sailor from Llandudno Junction and her partner from their yacht in the Pacific Ocean.

The damaged yacht Windigo remains afloat with Stephen Jones and his partner Tanya Davies onboard between Tonga and New Zealand.

The cargo ship Chengtu arrived at the yacht’s position at around 03:40 this morning and is remaining on scene. The yacht Adventure Bound has also been on the scene overnight and has maintained contact with the crew on board Windigo.

A transfer of the crew of the stricken Windigo onto another vessel will take place when conditions allow – there is currently a 5m swell and winds of 25 knots in the area.

– Geoff Lunt, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator
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