Greenfield factory fire - photo by Tony Riseley
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Plumes of smoke after factory fire

Residents are urged to stay indoors as fire crews tackle a large blaze and exploding cylinders at a factory in Flintshire.

Residents have been urged to stay indoors as fire crews tackle a large blaze and exploding cylinders at a factory in Flintshire.

Billowing clouds of smoke from the Greenfield Business Park near Holywell also caused road and rail disruption.

Around 30 firefighters are dealing with fire, which spread to the Mainetti coathanger factory from a storage area.

Trains are disrupted and the A548 coast road is closed from Flint to Prestatyn, with smoke also blowing across the A55.

Many local residents captured images of the fire and the sound of the explosions on their mobile phones.

  • 24 May
  • From the section Wales