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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Colwyn Bay - House fire, investigator to probe the cause of the incident.
A neighbour told how she had a “terrible shock” after a fire ripped through a house on her street.
Three crews rushed to tackle the blaze in a bedroom of a semi-detached house in Dingle Hill, Colwyn Bay on Thursday.
One man was given a check up at the scene but did not need hospital treatment.
North Wales fire and rescue service have sent a fire investigator to probe the cause of the incident but it is not believed to be suspicious.
Twelve firefighters from Colwyn Bay, Abergele and Conwy were alerted at 7.39am.
Fire in Colwyn Bay
They raced to the scene, only a few hundred yards from the Bay’s station, to find the house well-alight.
Neighbour Liz Owen lives in Dingle Hill near Eirias High School and heard the emergency services arrive.
She said: “I heard the noise. It was too early for anyone from the school to be going past. I got up to have a look.
“I could see one of the neighbours looking at his house and I saw the smoke.
I’ve never seen anything like that here before. It was a terrible shock.”
Station manager Mike Owen said: “Someone was in the house but the house was evacuated. No-one was hurt.”
He said at about 9am: “We don’t know the cause.”
He added: “When I got there the smoke was bad. I was trying to make sure it was not going across to the other semi-detached house.”
Firefighters using breathing apparatus tackled the main blaze.
Colleagues had to break into the house next door because it there was nobody there.
Mr Owen said they found smoke upstairs there and the fire was at risk of spreading into it.
By 10am, fire crews were still dampening down debris to make sure the embers did not catch fire again.
Later in the morning, firefighters wearing white breathing masks could be seen at the back of the orange and black house hurling a charred bed frame and other items through a gaping, upstairs window frame into the garden.
Another neighbour Peter Belton said: “I’m glad no-one was hurt.”