Arson attack at Wrexham scrap yard

Arson attack at Wrexham scrap yard

Arson attack at Wrexham scrap yard

Fire crews deal with a blaze at The Wern scrapyard in Frondeg, RhostyllenTWO mobile cabins were burned to the ground in an arson attack.

Fire broke out early yesterday at The Wern scrapyard at Frondeg, Rhostyllen, near Wrexham.

Two fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze shortly before 6.40am, and it took them two and a half hours to put out. Nobody was injured.

A joint inquiry between North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was launched, and the cause of fire is thought to be deliberate ignition.

The scrapyard is situated in the countryside along a narrow rural road. The devastation caused to the buildings was clear with hardly anything remaining except the bases and wrecked parts of the walls. The yard owners did not want to comment.

A police sign had the road blocked off while emergency crews worked at the scene.

Paul Whybro, NWFRS community safety manager for Wrexham and Flintshire, urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: “Deliberate fire starting ties up resources that could be saving lives elsewhere, and puts the lives of both the public and firefighters at risk.

“When crews are called to attend life critical incidents such as house fires and road traffic collisions, appliances are not diverted from this type of deliberate fire – the next available fire appliance is sent. This may involve a time delay which could prove fatal.

“Arson is a serious crime and I am appealing to all members of the community to report the perpetrators.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101
By Deborah Jones, Daily Post

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