Firefighters tackle huge blaze at underlay factory as one person rushed to hospital and residents told to close windows | The Sun

ONE person has been rushed to hospital as firefights tackle a huge blaze at a factory.

The fire broke out on an industrial estate in North Wales at around 7.50am today, with smoke seen billowing out of the site and local residents told to keep windows and doors shut.

An air ambulance touched down and left the scene carrying one person to the nearby Wrexham Maelor Hospital for treatment.

Emergency services confirmed that the fire is now under control, but said they will remain at the scene.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at approximately 7:50am this morning to reports of a fire on Antelope Industrial Estate in Mold. 

"We deployed an emergency ambulance and were supported by Wales Air Ambulance and the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service.


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"One patient was conveyed by road to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for further treatment."

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that several units remain at the scene in cooperation with Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Water.

Their spokesperson added: "A significant smoke plume can be seen for a number of miles – we advise local residents to continue to keep windows and doors closed and for people to keep away from the area.

"The air quality and local watercourses will be monitored and authorities have vowed to 'ensure the necessary measures are in place to minimise impact."

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Images from the scene show a massive column of black smoke rising high into the sky.

At the centre of the smoke, licks of flame can be glimpsed.

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There is currently no word on what injuries the single patient removed from the scene suffered.

Their condition is also unknown.

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