Chirk Town Council meeting regarding Kronospan fire

I had a very informative meeting with Chirk Town Council this morning to discuss the fire at Kronospan and its effect on Chirk and other communities nearby.

Below are the public statements about the fire made by Kronospan in conjunction with the North Wales Fire Service and I would like to thank the fire fighters and staff at Kronospan who have worked so hard to get the fire under control.

I am meeting with Kronospan soon and will report to them local residents’ concerns and I look forward to the company carrying out the enquiry into the source of the fire, to which they refer in their statement below, as quickly as possible.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Chirk Town Council http://www.chirk.info/ or me on simon.baynes.mp@parliament.uk

The following releases have been made jointly by Kronospan and the North Wales Fire Service:

Agreed statement: 1025 Mon 13 Jan 2020:

“A fire was detected in a long log wall at around 0200 this morning on the Logyard at Kronospan Chirk and North Wales Fire & Rescue Service were called to deal with the issue.

The Fire Service currently have 3 appliances in attendance, the situation is under control, and they are in the process of disassembling the log wall and dealing with the incident.

The incident occurred in an isolated part of the site and no-one has been injured. Kronospan apologises for any inconvenience caused to residents as the incident is dealt with.

Updated agreed statement 0930 14 Jan 2020 - Fire at Kronospan:
“Firefighters from Wrexham and Llangollen remain on site at a fire involving raw timber on the logyard at Kronospan, Chirk.

Crews are working with staff on site and have created breaks in the fire. We expect to remain on site for some time as crews work to extinguish the fire.”

1040 Update (to BBC News & Daily Post):
“The fire brigade remain on site and are controlling the fire with Kronospan helping in the process. The fire involves raw timber on the logyard.

Once the fire is out we will conduct a full enquiry. In the meantime there is no impact on our production operations.”