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Big fire hits Village Bakery factory

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | News | Published:

A large fire was today burning at a bakery across the Shropshire/North Wales border.

The Village Bakery fire. Photo: Rob Douglas.

Firefighters from Oswestry were among 10 crews from three counties sent to The Village Bakery company, on Wrexham Industrial Estate which was engulfed in black smoke this morning.

The plume of smoke could be seen from several miles away.

North Wales fire service said it received 999 calls at 8.40am.

"Members of the public are asked to keep away from the incident," a spokesman said.

"Coed Aben Road on the Industrial Estate in closed whilst firefighter are dealing with the fire. Any neighbouring properties should keep doors and windows closed."

The award winning company began as a small bakery in 1934 and has grown into one of the major businesses in the area. It supplies several stores and supermarkets across Shropshire.

The Village Bakery is well known for it community involvement and for sponsoring a popular half marathon starting and finishing on the industrial estate.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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