Factory fire in Holywell

A blaze has broken out at a factory on Bagillt Road in Holywell. Local residents have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

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Company director: 'too soon for speculation on cause of blaze'

A director of Mainetti, the plastic hanger company that owned the industrial unit, said the site had been badly damaged by the blaze.

Evacuation procedures are well drilled on site and were successful; no-one was hurt and all persons are accounted for.

We do have an Emergency Continuity Business Plan, which we are following at this time. Directors from the company are on site to deal with events and to answer any employee or customer queries. At this time, it is too soon for speculation on the cause of the blaze. We will, of course, co-operate with the formal fire investigation. We would like to place on record our thanks to the emergency services for their continued efforts on site.

– Graham Wilson, Mainetti production director


Fire investigation underway in Holywell

The industrial unit on Greenfield Business Park in Holywell Credit: ITV News/Gerallt Jones

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.

A548 remains closed after Holywell factory fire

Firefighters are continuing the dampening down process following the fire at an industrial unit on Greenfield Business Park, Bagillt Road, Greenfield, Holywell.

Everyone is back in their properties, but the A548, main coast road passing

Greenfield Business Park will remain closed until further notice.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police wish to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during the incident.

– North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Holywell fire factory staff: 'Everyone was panicking'

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.


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