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Update - Fire at River Lane Industrial Estate, Saltney


Firefighters are still in attendance at a fire involving recycled waste at a unit on River Lane Industrial Estate, Saltney.


The original call was received at 08.08am yesterday, Tuesday 20th May.


Crews from Holywell and Deeside, the Aerial Ladder Platform from Rhyl and the High Volume Pump from Llandudno as well as the Environmental Protection Unit from Wrexham are currently in attendance.


Ian Williams from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, explained: "We are dousing the shredded waste with water and using mechanical diggers to drag the waste from the building, allowing us to dampen down the materials. We are working closely with Natural Resources Wales to ensure environmental protection procedures are in place.


"Due the quantity of material involved in the fire, this is expected to be a lengthy process. Residents and visitors to the area do not need to be alarmed as the fire is under control and we have the resources in place to manage the incident effectively."


David Lee, environmental management team leader, Natural Resources Wales said: "Our officers are continuing to work with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the site owners to minimise the environmental impact on the nearby River Dee.


"A very small amount of fire water - the water used to fight the blaze - is entering the Dee but the small volumes means any impact will be minimal.


"There may be local impacts in the area such as a smell of smoke and some discolouration of water but again these are minimal and will have little or no impact on the environment."

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