Paper Mill on fire in North Wales

Industry News

Firefighters were called to a fire at a paper mill in north Wales on Sunday (July 24th) and spent almost seven hours on the scene trying to get the blaze under control.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent seven fire crews and three specialist units to the blaze at Oakenholt Paper Mill, located in Flintshire, according to BBC News.

The blaze started shortly before 8.48pm, which is when the fire service was called.

Glyn Jones, from the local fire service, said that automatic sprinklers were installed in the establishment but, "due to the internal height" of the building, they did not fully extinguish the blaze.

A suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in England and Wales, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

If the fire risk assessment is judged to have not been carried out to a suitable and sufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine.

Posted by Charlotte Wilson FIA




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