Fire at Kronospan - update from Wrexham County Borough Council

Posted 14/01/2020 17:00:00

In response to the fire incident at Kronospan, the Council would advise local residents of the following:

A quantity of logs and woodchip material situated on an area of Kronospan’s Logyard  caught fire at approximately 02.00 hours on Monday 13th January 2020.

The Fire Service has been in attendance since responding to the incident and has confirmed that the fire is contained and under control. The managed fire will continue to burn for a period of time. The fire will be extinguished as soon as practicable, depending on the prevailing weather conditions.

In the meantime the Council would advise residents of the local community to heed the following advice issued by Public Health Wales:

If you are in a place affected by smoke, stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed when affected by the smoke, but open them again to air your home when the smoke passes. If you need to be outdoors, avoid areas affected by smoke or ash, or limit the time you spend in them. Motorists who have travel through the smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed.

Smoke can irritate airways, the skin and the eyes leading to coughing and wheezing, breathlessness and chest pain. This can also mean that problems such as asthma get worse; people with asthma should carry their inhaler with them at all times.

Odours associated with fires can cause annoyance, stress and anxiety, nausea, headaches or dizziness. These are common reactions to odours, rather than to the substances that cause the smell. We are able to detect odours at levels that are much lower than can cause harm to health.

Anyone concerned about their symptoms should contact their GP or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. The symptoms usually disappear quickly and should not lead to long term health problems. “

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