UPDATED 29.05.20

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are still on scene to douse remaining hotspots.

Public Health Wales now advise that residents can leave their properties and open windows and doors as long as they are not affected by any further smoke or odours coming from the site.

Council officers are in regular communications with our partners in NRWF, Emergency Planning, Natural Resources Wales and Public Health Wales and we will continue this work for as long as required.

The roads that were closed are now in the process of being reopened.

We would like to thank you for your continued cooperation during this incident.

Please be aware that Wrexham Council has no connections to this site which is privately owned and operated. We do not use the facility for any of our household waste and have no financial interests in its operation. The site gained planning approval on appeal in 2004 by the Welsh Government Planning Inspectorate.

The site is regulated by Natural Resources Wales.

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28.05.20

A large fire broke out last night (27.05.20) at Hafod Quarry and North Wales Fire Service remain in attendance this morning.

The wind direction changed overnight and smoke is now affecting Wrexham town.

Residents are advised to keep all windows and doors closed as the incident progresses.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: Our Public Protection Officers have been working closely with Natural Resources Wales who are the lead authority and will continue to do so as the incident progresses. It is important that residents stay in doors and keep all windows and doors closed.”

Cllr David Kelly, Lead Member for Planning and Corporate Services, said: “The Council has worked closely with its partners throughout the night and ensured the necessary road closures were in place. Road closures continue in the area and everyone is advised to stay indoors and close all windows. We will remain on hand to assist as required as this incident progresses.”

North Wales Fire and Rescue Incident Commander at the scene, Jeff Hall, said: “The nature of this fire is such that we expect to remain in attendance at the site for some time, probably for the next 24 hours. We are working on a multi-agency basis with our partners at National Resources Wales, Wrexham County Borough Council and North Wales Police to ensure the incident is brought under control and to protect local residents.”