Dramatic footage has been captured showing a devastating house blaze in Trefnant. 

A young woman escaped from the 'serious fire' on Sunday evening after the quick actions of her neighbours.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews from Denbigh, Ruthin and Rhyl were called to the property on Ffordd Cae Canol in the village near Denbigh at 4.51pm.

It is understood the homeowner who was in the building was not aware of the fire until being alerted by residents in her neighbourhood, when she decided to evacuate and call the emergency services.

Denbighshire Free Press:

The fire service said the blaze caused substantial damage to the property and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Justin Evans, head of community safety for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said the incident is an ideal example of the community and fire service working together in the event of a fire, which can "mean the difference between life and death".

He said: “The best advice we can give to residents confronted with a fire in their home is to get out, stay out and call us out – do not try and tackle the fire yourself.

Denbighshire Free Press:

Damage to the property in Trefnant

“I feel it’s important to highlight how the actions of residents upon discovering a fire can mean the difference between life and death – once she was alerted to the fire, this woman left the property immediately and called 999. Although this was a serious fire, she was able to escape unharmed.

“Our advice is to be as prepared as possible in the event of fire, by ensuring that working smoke alarms are fitted on every floor of your home to give you an early warning of fire and that you have clear escape routes to enable you and your family to exit your home as quickly as possible.”