North East Wales

A55 reopens after coach fire near Halkyn, Flintshire

Smoke billows from the coach on fire on the A55
Image caption Smoke billows from the coach on fire on the A55 (pic: Adam Phillips)

The A55 has reopened after a coach fire caused by an engine fault, say emergency services.

Forty-five passengers were evacuated safely after the blaze which closed the A55 westbound in Flintshire.

Three fire engines fought the fire near Halkyn at 15:28 BST on Monday but North Wales Fire and Rescue said the coach suffered 100% fire damage.

Fire appliances from St Asaph, Holywell and Deeside attended and one lane remained closed until around 20:30 BST.

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