North East Wales

'Devastating' Holywell arson kills five animals

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A barn fire that killed five animals is being treated as arson, police have said.

Fire officers were called to a farm building at Moor Lane, Holywell, at about 02:30 GMT on Thursday and crews remain at the scene.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the barn contained cattle, fertiliser and hay.

Police are appealing for information, and are treating the incident as arson.

Sgt Alison Sharp said: "This has been a devastating fire in which animals have been killed and which will have an impact on the livelihood of the farmer."