Printer Friendly

Homes come under threat as huge fire destroys warehouse.

Byline: Steve Bagnall

FIREFIGHTERS battled yesterday to stop a North Wales warehouse blaze spreading to nearby homes.

The fire gutted old buildings on Dublin Street, Tremadog, and seriously damaged the Dodrefn Cymru furniture store.

The fire broke out shortly before 4.15pm and soon threatened to engulf neighbouring buildings North Wales Fire Service said six fire engines from Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Blaenau Ffestiniog were sent to the scene.

The specialist emergency vehicle from Caernarfon which acted as a control unit and the Bangor turntable were also sent to fight the blaze.

Nine firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze for more than three hours before bringing it under control. The old buildings at the back, believed to be listed, were destroyed.

The road was cordoned off while emergency services fought the fire.

An eyewitness said: ``The blaze had burned through the main beams in the old buildings and the roof had collapsed.

``There were flames shooting out of the top. Basically, the old buildings have been reduced to just a shell.

``At times it was difficult to see what was happening because there was so much smoke. The road had been cordoned off.

``When the fire crews first arrived they turned their hose reels on the nearby houses.

``It looked like they were trying to stop the fire spreading but it looks as though there was some damage to the house next door.''

A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said three buildings were involved in the blaze.

``All persons were accounted for.'' An investigation was under way last night to discover the cause of the blaze.

The nearby Madog Hotel was badly damaged in a fire last year.


HORROR: Fire crews battle to contain the flames as yesterday's blaze destroys the furniture warehouse in Tremadog, the roof eventually collapsing as the fire took hold
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUW
Date:Oct 14, 2002
Previous Article:PHILIP KEY ARTS DIARY: THEATRE: The off-screen melodrama that was Marilyn Monroe.
Next Article:Tenants clamour to buy their homes.

Related Articles
FAMILIES FLEE HUGE BLAZE; Probe to find cause of fire which destroyed warehouse and sent dozens of local people running in fear for their lives;.
Major artworks burn in huge blaze.
FAMILIES FLEE CITY GARAGE INFERNO; Exploding cylinders fear. 60 firefighters at scene.
Cause probe into warehouse blaze; INVESTIGATION: Millions of pounds worth of Christmas stock goes up in flames.
We'll be back in business soon; Boss of fire-hit factory says jobs will be safe.
Fire engulfs chemical factory, warehouse in Kanpur.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters